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Portrait miniature of Maria St.John Mildmay, 4th Viscountess Bolingbroke, 1812

Portrait miniature of Maria St.John Mildmay, 4th Viscountess Bolingbroke, 1812
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This is the only image of the Maria St.John Mildmay, 4th Viscountess Bolingbroke (1790-1836) known to exist. It makes a pair with one of her husband Henry St.John (1786-1851). It is likely the miniatures were painted at the time of their marriage in 1812.

Maria is shown with elegantly plaited hair in an Empire style dress with a blue bodice and ruched sleeves.

The miniature is glazed in a red leather case. A pencil inscription on the painting appears to read 'G Hayter 1812'. George Hayter was a fashionable miniaturist in the 19th century but the early date suggests his father Charles Hayter was the more likely artist.

Year:
1812
Artist:
Charles Hayter (1761-1835)
Type:
Miniature
Location:
Lydiard House
Owner:
Swindon Borough Council
Reference:
LTYD 1993. 66
Copyright:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Credit:
T. Cooper-Tydeman
Last updated on:
Wednesday 9th February 2022

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