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, Palette with colours set by Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. for Mary Marchioness of Buckingham
, Palette with colours set by Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. for Mary Marchioness of Buckingham
, Palette with colours set by Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. for Mary Marchioness of Buckingham
, Palette with colours set by Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. for Mary Marchioness of Buckingham

Palette with colours set by Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. for Mary Marchioness of Buckingham

RA Collection: Art

Part of the inscription on the paper pasted onto this palette reads:

This pallette [sic] was set by Sir Joshua Reynolds for Mary Marchioness of Buckingham when she copied the celebrated picture of Mrs Siddons under the instructions of Sir Joshua at Stowe.

Mary Elizabeth Grenville (née Nugent), Marchioness of Buckingham (1758-1812) was a keen amateur painter and many of her works are still at Stowe House. Mary made a copy of Sir Joshua Reynolds’s famous painting of Mrs Siddons as the Tragic Muse, now in the The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (California).

Object details

Title
Palette with colours set by Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. for Mary Marchioness of Buckingham
Object type
Artist's Equipment
Dimensions

485 mm x 575 mm x 40 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
04/511
Acquisition
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