Mary Russell Mitford

1 portrait

Mary Russell Mitford, by John Lucas, after  Benjamin Robert Haydon, circa 1853 (1824) - NPG 404 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Russell Mitford

by John Lucas, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
oil on millboard, feigned oval, circa 1853 (1824)
14 in. x 12 1/4 in. (356 mm x 311 mm)
Purchased, 1875
Primary Collection
NPG 404


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  • Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846), History painter and diarist. Artist associated with 34 portraits, Sitter in 10 portraits.
  • John Lucas (1807-1874), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 32 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Neither Haydon's original nor Lucas's modified copy were liked by Mary Mitford. 'Everybody detests the portrait', she wrote, also calling it 'the cook-maid thing of poor dear Haydon'.

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