The Stotesbury Art Collection

Lady Elizabeth Conyngham
by
Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A.

Lady Elizabeth Conyngham

Represented, seated near a stone column, three-quarters to the left, looking at the observer; she rests her left hand onthe bench on which she is sitting and with the right she is turning the tuning key of an Irish harp in front of her; she is dressed in a white muslin gown, cut low at the neck, with long frilled sleeves; on her bodice is a jewelled brooch with pendant pearl, and at her waist a diamond buckle; around her neck is a sting of pearls with a jewelled clasp. Trees, with dense foliage form the background.

Photo Source: O'Toole Catalogue (see below)

Dimensions: 44 x 50 inches

Provenance: Painted late 1824

Victor George, Fifth Marquess of Conyngham, Slane Castle, County Meath, Ireland

From Duveen Brothers, New York by 1914

E.T. Stotesbury to 1944

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

Stotesbury Location(s): 1925 Walnut Street, Whitemarsh Hall

Sources: Exhibition of Paintings and Works of Art from the Collection of the Late Edward T. Stotesbury at the Galleries of James St. L. O'Toole, New York, 23rd April to May 10th, 1941; Paintings, Furniture, Works of Art from the Collection of the Late Edward T. Stotesbury, Philadelphia, Public Auction Sale November 18, 1944, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, New York.

The portraits of the two Conyngham sisters

The portraits of Lady Elizabeth Conyngham (left) and Lady Maria Conyngham (right) by Sir Thomas Lawrence in the Library at 1925 Walnut Street

Photo Source: Private Collection

Lady Elizabeth Conyngham in the Drawing Room at Whitemarsh Hall

The portrait of Lady Elizabeth Conyngham by Sir Thomas Lawrence in the Drawing Room at Whitemarsh Hall.

Photo Source: Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection, U.S. Library of Congress

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