The Sharp Family, by Johan Joseph Zoffany, 1779-1781 - NPG L169 - Private collection; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London

Private collection; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London

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The Sharp Family

by Johan Joseph Zoffany
oil on canvas, 1779-1781
45 1/2 in. x 49 1/2 in. (1156 mm x 1257 mm)
Lent by Trustees of the Lloyd-Baker Settled Estates, 1978
NPG L169

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Dr Robert Banks

12 June 2018, 17:32

As a prebend of Durham cathedral, John Sharp and his wife Mary lived in one of the prebendal houses in the College, Durham, where their daughter, Ann Jemima, was presumably born. Following her father's death in 1792, Ann Jemima bought number 12 South Bailey, Durham, where she moved, initially with her mother, and where she lived until her own death in 1816. It remained in her estate until 1829 when it was sold by Thomas Barwick Lloyd Baker, son and heir of Mary Lloyd Baker. 12 South Bailey is now the main building of St. Cuthbert's Society, one of the constituent colleges of Durham University.

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