Isabella Mary Fairlie (née Elderton)

1 portrait of Isabella Mary Fairlie (née Elderton)

Isabella Mary Fairlie (née Elderton)

by Henry Bone, possibly after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pen and ink, 1825
4 1/8 in. x 2 7/8 in. (104 mm x 74 mm)
acquired Sir George Scharf, 1890
Reference Collection
NPG D17745


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  • Henry Bone (1755-1834), Enamel painter. Artist associated with 677 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.

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Susan Watkins

26 February 2017, 00:17

Louisa Home-Purves (abt 1810 - Apr 1843) dau of John Home Purves (c 1785 Berwick - 20 Sep 1827 Pensacola, Florida USA) & Ellen Power (abt 1791 Ireland - 16 Nov 1845) {she m2 Charles Manners Sutton - died Jul 1845 Speaker of the House of Commons}.
Louisa was the (?favorite) niece of the Countess of Blessington, had, I think, 4 children. Her eldest dau had a elegaic poem written about her by ??Disraeli?? - a son Herbert was in the 10th Hussars.

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