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Arminius Mayer

(circa 1798-1847), Painter

Artist associated with 3 portraits

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Sir William Drummond, after Arminius Mayer - NPG D4063

Sir William Drummond

after Arminius Mayer
hand-coloured stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D4063

Mrs Parnther, by George H. Every, printed by  S.H. Hawkins, after  Arminius Mayer - NPG D39544

Mrs Parnther

by George H. Every, printed by S.H. Hawkins, after Arminius Mayer
mezzotint, mid 19th century
NPG D39544

Winthrop Mackworth Praed, by Maxim Gauci, printed by  Graf & Soret, after  Arminius Mayer - NPG D40480

Winthrop Mackworth Praed

by Maxim Gauci, printed by Graf & Soret, after Arminius Mayer
lithograph, circa 1830s
NPG D40480



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elizabeth Cairns

01 June 2020, 16:48

I believe this portrait to be Anna Isabella Parnther 1811-1899 who married Henry Cotterill Bishop of Edinburgh. She was born in Jamaica. Her husband was previously Archbishop of Grahamstown South Africa. This is the family story but it is possible and perhaps more likely that the portrait is of her mother Frances Ann Parnther nee Bernard. She does not look like a bishop's wife and perhaps the style of her dress is more typical of 1810 -20 rather than the 1830s. I would be interested to know more of Arminius Mayer and will look him up.

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