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Favorite Chestnut Hunter of Lady Frances Stephens [née Lady Frances Pierrepont]

Benjamin Marshall, English, 1768 - 1835

Geography:
Made in England, Europe

Date:
1799

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
24 5/8 x 29 1/2 inches (62.5 x 74.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1977-44-1

Credit Line:
Centennial gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Norris, Jr., 1977

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Additional information:
  • PublicationBritish Painting in the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Frances Augusta Pierrepont (c. 1782-1847) was the only daughter of Charles, 1st Earl Manvers (1737-1816), whose seat was at Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Nottingham. She married, first, in October 1802, Adm. William Bentinck (d. 1813) and, second, on July 30, 1821, Henry William Stephens. She died at Bishopsteighton, East Devon, on February 10, 1847, leaving two sons and one daughter.

    Richard Dorment, from British Painting in the Philadelphia Museum of Art: From the Seventeenth through the Nineteenth Century (1986), p. 224.

    LITERATURE:
    Aubrey Noakes. Ben Marshall, 1768-1835. Leigh-on-Sea, 1978., p. 32 no. 25, pp. 72, 77, 78.

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