Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady



Daniel Gardner (1750-1805)
Portrait of a Lady

Half-length facing right
Inscribed on a label attached to the backboard: For M.rs Wallop and on the reverse of the backboard: If not approved/desires it may be returned/to London
Oval 32.2 by 27 cm., 12 1/2 by 10 1/2 in.

The label on the backboard suggests that this is likely to be a portrait of Mrs Camilla Wallop, née Powlett Smyth (1755-1820). She was the daughter of the Reverend Richard Smyth and Annabella Powlett. She married the Reverend Dr. Barton Wallop, the son of Viscount Lymington and Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge in 1771.