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Elisha Mathew (née Smith)

(1746-1781), Wife of Francis Mathew, later Baron Llandaff

Sitter associated with 4 portraits

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Elisha Mathew (née Smith), by Charles Spooner, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D9156

Elisha Mathew (née Smith)

by Charles Spooner, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, 1760s
NPG D9156

Elisha Mathew (née Smith), by Charles Spooner, printed for  Robert Sayer, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D9157

Elisha Mathew (née Smith)

by Charles Spooner, printed for Robert Sayer, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, 1760s
NPG D9157

Elisha Mathew (née Smith), by Charles Spooner, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D41791

Elisha Mathew (née Smith)

by Charles Spooner, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, 1760s
NPG D41791

Elisha Mathew (née Smith), by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D5669

Elisha Mathew (née Smith)

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1850s-1880s (1777)
NPG D5669

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Coral Horton

10 April 2018, 11:23

Other reports have her as dying in childbirth.

Coral Horton

07 April 2018, 02:25

Francis Mathew married Ellis or Elisha, the daughter of a James Smyth of Tinney Park in Wicklow, who was described by Horace Walpole as "a perfect beauty", and had her portrait painted by Joshua Reynolds, in 1777, but nevertheless died of the dropsy in 1781.
Francis became the Sheriff of Tipperary in 1769 and was also the Member of Parliament for County Tipperary from 1768 until 1783, when he was created the Baron Landaf of Thomastown on the 12th October 1783, being one of the eight new baronies proposed by Charles James Fox which George III refused to add to the British Peerage

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