[Portrait of Maria Walpole] [art original].

Creator:
Hoare, William, 1707-1792, artist.
Published/Created:
[England],
[ca. 1742]
Physical Description:
1 drawing : pastel on paper ; sheet 58.4 x 45 cm
Notes:
Maria Walpole (1725?-1801) illegitimate daugher of Sir Robert Walpole, prime minister and his mistress Maria Skerrett; the daughter later became the wife of Colonel Charles Churchill. She is wearing ermine, an indication of noble status that she did not have until her father obtained for her a patent of precedence as the daughter of an earl in 1742. This portrait may have been made to mark this event.
Title, date, and artist assigned by curator.
Framed in antique carved wood.
Formerly (and purchased as) a portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, Edward Walpole's daughter Maria (1735-1807), who married the 2nd Earl Waldegrave before marrying the Duke of Gloucester. Mis-identified as such in the print version of Neil Jaffares's Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800. In 2008, re-attributed in the online edition: http://www.pastellists.com/Articles/Hoare.pdf.
Purchased 14 June 1977, Christie's lot 197.
Topics:
Nobility.
Women.
Topics:
Churchill, Mary Walpole,--Lady,--1725?-1801.
Language:
English
Genre:
Pastels (Visual works)--British--18th century.
Portraits.
Format:
Image
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
LWL Ptg.
152
LWL Ptg. 152 Framed, hanging in Object Room.
Orbis Record:
9247294
Yale Collection:
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr31262
Citation:
William Hoare. Portrait of Maria Walpole. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Number of Scans:
job137
OID:
15960105
PID:
digcoll:2796621