The Rt Hon Lady Louisa Manners in a Peasant’s Dress

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist
    Charles Turner was born in Woodstock, Oxfordshire; the son of an excise officer. At a young age he moved to London, where he was apprenticed to engraver John Jones and studied at the Royal Academy schools. He later produced work in mezzotint, aquatint and stipple for publishers in London and Scotland. He also began publishing his own prints in 1796. In 1812 he was appointed Engraver-in-Ordinary to George III. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1828. Throughout his career he is thought to have produced 638 portrait engravings and over 300 subject engravings. These were generally made after works by contemporary artists, such as Raeburn, Lawrence and J. M. W. Turner, with whom the engraver enjoyed a long standing friendship.
    John Hoppner, portrait painter, was born in London. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1775 and became a member of the Academy in 1795. He was appointed Portrait Painter to the Prince of Wales in 1789. However, from the 1790s his achievements were overshadowed by those of the portraitist Sir Thomas Lawrence. Hoppner's first royal portraits were of three of the Princesses and were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1785. They show the influence of both Romney and Reynolds. Hoppner received numerous commissions, mainly from members of the Whig party. His best and most attractive portraits are considered to be his groups of children. He died in 1810 at his home in Charles Street, Mayfair.
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    People
    Manners, Louisa (née Tollemache), Countess of Dysart
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    The Rt Hon Lady Louisa Manners in a Peasant’s Dress
    Date
    19 October 1801
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Presented by Sir Nigel Ronald, January 1954
    GAC number
    15678