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Mrs Littleton: P.15098-R

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Current Location: In storage


Mrs Littleton
Hyacinthe Mary Wellesley, Mrs Edward John Littleton, Lady Hatherton


Printmaker: Turner, Charles
Publisher: Turner, Charles
Painter: Lawrence, Thomas (After)




After the portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence, same direction (1822; exh. R.A., 1822, no. 67; Laing Art Gallery & Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, TWCMS: C3946). Mary Hyacinthe Littleton (1789-1849) was the daughter of Richard, Marquess of Wellesley who married Edward John Littleton in 1812. Littleton was created Baron Hatherton in 1835. Seated, three-quarter-length facing left, holding a large sketchbook upright with her right hand, her left hand by her side. Her head turned upwards towards the right. Wearing a pale muslin shift with jewels at the breast and jewelled armlets, a patterned shawl loose around her lower arms.


History note: One of 'eight proof engravings' given in 1827/8. (See, Donor Index). An annotation in Nagler gives the reference/accession number '34.A.12' , a Lord Fitzwilliam album with the title, 'Portraits and mixed subjects and landscapes' which contained '19 loose prints'. The prints which were loose inside this album were not original to it and had no connection to Lord Fitzwilliam or his print collection. See also P.14971-R, another Dominic Colnaghi acquired print which was once contained inside this album.

Legal notes

Given by Dominic Colnaghi, 1827 or 1828

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1827) by Colnaghi, Dominic


19th Century
Production date: 1827-03-01 AD 1827


Mezzotint on chine collé. Proof, before Whitman state I, before the addition of the line-engraved 'frame' around the image and with publication line only in scratched letters: 'Pall Mall East London Published by Colnaghi & Son Printsellers to His Majesty, March 1, 1827'. Inscribed in graphite above the platemark: 'Mrs Littleton' and in the margin below: 'Presented by Dominick Colnaghi Esq / 14, Pall Mall East'. Inscribed in graphite on the verso: '5'.

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Techniques used in production

Chine collé

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.15098-R
Primary reference Number: 240126
Whitman (Turner): 314.?I (undescribed state before I)
Garlick (Lawrence): 497
Nagler (Künstler-Lexicon): 26 (p.158)
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Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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