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Lady Catherine Pelham Clinton: P.15082-R

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Current Location: In storage


Lady Catherine Pelham Clinton
Catherine Bouverie, Viscountess FolkestoneCatherine Bouverie, Viscountess Folkestone (British; Female; 1776 - 1804)


Printmaker: Smith, John Raphael
Printmaker: Zobel, George J.
Publisher: Colnaghi
Painter: Reynolds, Joshua (After)




After the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds of Lady Catherine Pelham Clinton, later Catherine Bouverie, Viscountess Folkestone (1776-1804), (1781, exh. Free Society, 1782, no. 118; Mannings, 380; Private Collection). As a child, wearing a lace cap and ribbon bow and sash around a white dress and shoes with rosettes, throwing corn to a flock of hens with her extended right hand, looking towards the right. Landscape background.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay, 1912

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


20th Century
Production date: circa AD 1904


Mezzotint. A modern impression from the old plate as reworked by George Zobel and published by Colnaghi in 1904 (see Russell/Frankau and curatorial inscription on old mount). The inscription space is blank. A curatorial hand has added the the artists' names in graphite below the platemark: 'Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx' and 'J.R. Smith sc.'. Colnaghi blindstamp in inscription space at lower left: 'P&D Colnaghi & Co / London [?] / 13 & 14 Pall Mall East'. Smith's plate was first published on 1st February 1782. P.65-1954 is a scratched letter proof of the plate.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.15082-R
Primary reference Number: 240112
Hamilton: III (p.91)
Chaloner Smith: 43 (retouched state, undescribed)
Frankau: 86.III
Russell (Chaloner Smith): 43.IV
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Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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