John Wright (British, circa 1745-1820) Deborah Williams (d.1832), later Mrs Henry Tremenheere, wearing white dress, her dark hair upswept
Lot 40Y
John Wright
(British, circa 1745-1820)
Deborah Williams (d.1832), later Mrs Henry Tremenheere, wearing white dress, her dark hair upswept
Sold for £3,600 (US$ 5,645) inc. premium

Lot Details
John Wright (British, circa 1745-1820)
Deborah Williams (d.1832), later Mrs Henry Tremenheere, wearing white dress, her dark hair upswept.
Signed on the reverse J.Wright/ Leicester Sqr./ Soho, gold frame with blue glass reverse.
Oval, 76mm (3in) high
Provenance: Purchased in 1987
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September – 11 December 2005, no.42
Literature: Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.69

Footnotes

  • Deborah was the daughter and coheiress of the Rev Anthony Williams AM of Treneere House (1738-1816), vicar of St Keverne and his wife Deborah (1737-1816). She married in 1803 Henry Pendarves Tremenheere (c.1763-1841). After a career as a captain in the E.I.C.S, commanding the 'Asia' in 1804, Henry had some success as a watercolourist, painting views of the West Country. Both are buried at the church at Madron, West Penwith, Cornwall, which contains a memorial window of stained glass to Henry Pendarves Tremenheere which was commissioned by and paid for by his nephew Seymour Tremenheere.
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