John Hoppner

‘Lady Mary York’, 34.3cm × 26.7cm [13½” × 10½”],
G.C. Klackner, 1924, 425 copies @ 6 gns

Lady Mary Anne Lascelles (1775-1831), younger daughter of Edward Lascelles, 2nd Baron and 1st Earl of Harewood, married Richard York in 1801, and so became Lady Mary York.

‘Henrietta, Countess of Harewood’, 14¾” × 11⅜” (37.5cm × 29.0cm)
James Connell, 1911, 225 copies @ 5 gns

Henrietta (1770-1840), 1st daughter of Lieutenant General Sir John Saunders Sebright, 6th Bt, married Henry Lascelles (1767-1841), styled Viscount Lascelles,  future 2nd Earl of Harewood, the only surviving son of Henry Lascelles (1739/40-1820), 1st Earl, on 3 September 1794, and provided him with eleven children

Lady Charlotte Campbell as “Flora”’, 23” × 13⅞”,
Thos. Agnew, 1906, 250 copies b/w @ 4 gns

Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell (1775-1861) daughter of Field Marshal JohnCampbell, 5th Duke of Argyll and Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon. She married, firstly, John Campbell of Shawfield and Islay, younger, son of WalterCampbell, on 21 June 1796. She married, secondly, Reverend Edward John Bury on 17 March 1818. She wrote The Diary illustrative of the Times of George IV, interspersed with original letters from the late Queen Caroline (the Princess Charlotte) and from various other distinguished persons(4 vols. 1838-39) a rather indiscreet diary of her time as lady-in-waiting to Queen Caroline, which caused such a stir that she found it wise to leave London and reside in the country

Lady Caroline Lamb, 11¾” × 9⅞”,
James Connell, 15th January 1920, 50 artist’s proofs in monochrome and 100 in colour

Lady Caroline Lamb  (1785-1828), only daughter of Frederick Ponsonby, the future 3rd Earl of Bessborough, and Henrietta Frances, 2nd daughter of the 1st Earl Spencer. She married Hon. William Lamb in June 1805, but died before he succeeded to the Viscountcy of Melbourne and becoming Prime Minister.  In 1812 she had a well-publicized affair with Lord Byron. In 1816 her anonymously authored Gothic novel Glenarvon was published, and its scathing caricatures of prominent figures resulted in her being blackballed by society. She separated from her husband and thereafter her life was a downward spiral, suffering from dropsy (oedema), not helped by excessive use of alcohol and laudanum. Her husband, then Chief Secretary for Ireland, made a perilous crossing of the Irish Sea to be by her side when she died on 25 January 1828.

An earlier version of this picture, which I have not yet seen, is referred to in an article ‘The Modern Revival’ in The Times, 14 June 1914, p. 6b.

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