Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean)

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Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean), by Daniel Maclise, circa 1830-1835 - NPG 1953 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean)

by Daniel Maclise
pencil, black chalk and stump, circa 1830-1835
10 3/4 in. x 8 1/2 in. (273 mm x 216 mm)
Purchased, 1922
Primary Collection
NPG 1953


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  • Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), History and portrait painter. Artist associated with 107 portraits, Sitter associated with 17 portraits.

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The emphasis on breadth in female dress continued into the early 1830s. The poet and novelist Letitia Landon wears 'Donna Maria' sleeves on her satin dress; full to the elbow and then tight to the wrist. The bodice pleats converge on a fashionable buckled belt. Her tucker, worn inside the neckline, is edged with a lace ruff while a frill in the popular 'van Dyck' style extends over the shoulders. Her full, gathered skirt would have been worn to the ankle. Landon wears her hair in a typical evening style: centre-parted and worn smooth to the temples, ending in ringlets dangling over the ears. The back is gathered up in a popular 'Apollo knot', formed from flat loops of stiffened hair interwined with braids.

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