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.


  • 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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