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Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)

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Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson), by Adam Buck, 1803 -NPG 2793 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)

by Adam Buck
1803
4 in. x 3 1/4 in. (102 mm x 83 mm)
NPG 2793

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated on drapery to left: Buck 1803.

This portraitback to top

Miss Charlotte Disbrowe originally owned two miniatures of Mrs Clarke, both in the same white dress and brooches, but the other reclining in profile to left, also signed and dated: Buck 1803; this was offered by Colonel Disbrowe-Wise in 1927 but not in 1935. Another miniature by Adam Buck, circular in profile to right with a shorter hair-style but undated, was offered by E. Peter Jones (of Greenbank, Chester) in 1949. NPG 2793 appears as plate 29 (91) in Daphne Foskett, Dictionary of British Miniature Painters, 1972.

Physical descriptionback to top

Three-quarter-length seated to left.

Provenanceback to top

Miss Charlotte Disbrowe and inherited by her nephew, Colonel H. E. D. Disbrowe-Wise, who offered it in 1927 and sold it to the NPG 1935.


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.

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