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Painted panel by Lady Diana Beauclerk, eighteenth century

Painted panel by Lady Diana Beauclerk, eighteenth century
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One of a set of nine painted panels by Lady Diana Beauclerk (1734-1808), painted for her house at Little Marble Hill in Twickenham. Lady Diana ne Spencer, was previously married to Frederick St.John, 2nd Visct Bolingbroke of Lydiard Park. Her painted panels were passed down through the St.John family prior to their acquisition by Swindon Corporation in 1965.

The panels are painted on paper on a canvas lining. Four of the nine panels are on public view in the Dressing Room, which would have served as Lady Diana's private boudoir at the time of her marriage to Frederick St.John.


Year:
1770-1780
Artist:
Lady Diana Beauclerk
Type:
Mural
Location:
Dressing Room, Lydiard House
Owner:
Swindon Borough Council
Copyright:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Last updated on:
Wednesday 8th September 2021

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