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Mary Degg, Lady Robert Manners (1737 - 1829)

Allan RamsayAbout 1756

National Galleries Scotland: National

National Galleries Scotland: National
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Mary Degg was the daughter of Captain William Degg, a British army officer, and Catherine Meighen. Mary’s mother died within months of the birth, and her father then remarried while serving in Ireland. On 1 January 1756, Mary married Lord Robert Manners, and within days of their wedding she and her new husband were presented to the King. Mary was described as a great beauty. An imposing portrait of her in later life was painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence in 1826 and is also in the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.

Details

  • Title: Mary Degg, Lady Robert Manners (1737 - 1829)
  • Creator: Allan Ramsay
  • Date Created: About 1756
  • Physical Location: Scottish National Galllery
  • Location Created: Scotland
  • Physical Dimensions: h 76.00, w 63.50 cm
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs Nisbet Hamilton Ogilvy of Biel 1921
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/copyright-image-licensing
  • External Link: See this work at nationalgalleries.org
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Person: Mary Degg, Lady Robert Manners
  • Depicted Topic: Red dress

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