Samuel Shelley (British, 1750-1808)
Mary, 3rd Countess of Courtown (1769-1823), when Lady Mary Montagu Scott, wearing white dress, her blonde hair worn short beneath a frilled lace cap.
Gold mounted on rectangular tortoiseshell snuff box, red leather travelling case, together with a note of provenance handwritten by a descendent of the sitter.
Oval, 33mm (1 5/16in) high (2)
Provenance: Lady Jane Stopford, the sitter's daughter and thence by family descent.