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Elizabeth ('Eliza') (née O'Neil), Lady Wrixon-Becher

Elizabeth ('Eliza') (née O'Neil), Lady Wrixon-Becher, by John James Masquerier, circa 1815 -NPG 445 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Elizabeth ('Eliza') (née O'Neil), Lady Wrixon-Becher

by John James Masquerier
circa 1815
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
NPG 445

This portraitback to top

According to the donor (letter of 7 August 1876, NPG archives), this picture formed part of Lord Egremont's collection at East Lodge, Brighton. It, or a variant, was engraved by W. Say, published D. Cox, 1815 (example in NPG); the engraving shows slight differences in the stole and the position of one arm. Another portrait of the same sitter by Masquerier was in the Burdett-Coutts sale, Christie's, 4 May 1922 (lot 55).

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, greyish eyes, brown hair. Dressed in a red costume with a narrow lace border at the neck, and a white fur stole. Seated on a brown settee. Background very dark brown.

Provenanceback to top

Lord Egremont; by descent to his grandson, the Hon Percy Wyndham, and presented by him, 1877.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, 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.

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