Mrs. Anne Mee (British, circa 1770-1851)
Harriot Mellon, later Duchess of St Albans (1777-1837), in her role as Mistress Anne Page, wearing white dress with triple-tiered lace collar, her scarlet stole draped about her, a pendant on a long black ribbon cord suspended from her neck, her dark hair upswept in a knot upon her head with ringlets framing her face.
Gilt-mounted on rectangular papier-mâché frame.
Oval, 60mm (2 3/8in) high
Provenance: Purchased at Hortons, 16 May 1969; thence by descent.
Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1825, no.676.
Literature: R. Walker Regency Portraits Volume I: Text, p. 434.