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Title

Miss Theodosia Magill 1743 - 1817, afterwards Countess of Clanwilliam (1765)

Object Name

Painting

Maker

Reynolds, Sir Joshua 1723-1792 (Primary maker)
Reynolds, Sir Joshua 1723-1792 (artist)

Date Made

1765
1765

Description

In 1765 Theodosia Magill, the heiress of Gill Hall, Co.Down, married Sir John Meade, later 1st Earl of Clanwilliam, and in the same year sat to the two leading portrait painters of the age, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough. Reynolds was the first President of the Royal Academy and his style of portraiture was strongly influenced by his reverence for classical antiquity and the High Renaissance in Italian painting.

Materials

oil on canvas

Catalogue Number

BELUM.U692, A8732, A8733

Copyright

National Museums NI. Purchased with the aid of grants from the Pilgrim Trust, the Gallaher-Mitchell Trust, The Art Fund and public subscription