DALTON 1734 - 1802 KENDAL
PORTRAIT OF MARY CHRISTINA CONQUEST, LADY ARUNDELL OF WARDOUR (C.1743-1813), IN CORONATION ROBES
Commissioned by Henry Arundell, 8th Baron Arundell of Wardour (1740-1808), as a pair to his portrait, to hang at Irnham Hall, Lincolnshire;
Thence by descent to Henry Benedict Arundell, 11th Baron Arundell of Wardour (1804-1862) who married Theresa Stourton (1812-1878), by whom bequeathed to her nephew Alfred Joseph Stourton, Lord Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton (1829-1893), Allerton Park, Yorkshire;
Thence by descent to the present owner.
On loan to York City Art Gallery, circa 1978.
J. P. Neale, Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Scotland and Wales
, under '"
Irnham Hall", London 1819, vol. II;
H. Ward and W. Roberts, Romney: Essay and Catalogue Raisonné,
London and New York 1904, vol. II, p. 5;
A. Ribeiro, 'Eighteenth-century Jewellery in England', Connoisseur
, October 1978, p. 76, reproduced fig. 1;
To be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of George Romney's paintings by Alex Kidson.