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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Ann Taylor (Mrs Gilbert) (1782-1866), Writer of children's poetry; daughter of Ann and Isaac Taylor

Two portraits used as frontispieces to her Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs Gilbert show her as a 'sweet-tempered child and again as a sweet-tempered old lady' (Dictionary of National Biography).

A silhouette of her aged about 20 and the drawing of her at 73 are reproduced in Doris Mary Armitage, The Taylors of Ongar, 1939, pp 89 and 115.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.