18th Century portrait miniature of Frances Crosbie, (1727-1768) nee Wesley, painted in watercolour on ivory

Artist/Maker MRS ANNE MEE (c.1770-1851)
Dimensions 7.80cm high   
Description Her upswept brown secured in a bun on the top of her head. She wears a low cut white dress and triple stranded gold necklace
in silver frame struck with mark of George Stockwell

Frances was the daughter of Richard Wesley, 1st Baron Mornington and the aunt of Richard, later 2nd Earl of Mornington and Marquess of Wellesley, Arthur, later 1st Duke of Wellington, and later 3rd Earl of Monington and Henry, Baron Cowley. She married in 1750, William Francis Crosbie, an Irish MP.In1758 he was elected to succeed his brother-in-law Garret Wesley, 2nd Baron Mornington as Member for Trim in the Irish House of Commons, sitting until 1760.
Provenance Richard, 2nd Baron Raglan Collection: Waterloo,Wellington & The Crimea, Christie's, April 04 2012, lot 168
The Raglan Collection: Wellington, Waterloo and The Crimea And Works of Art from the Collection of the Marquesses of Londonderry, 22nd May 2014
Literature J. Steegman, Portraits in Welsh Houses, Cardiff, 1962, Vol II, p. 130, no. 55
Medium watercolour on ivory
Condition Good
Ref No. 5172
Price Sold
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