Mary Tymewell Blake

George Engleheart

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Portrait of a finely featured young lady, Mary Tymewell Blake, in a décolleté dress in grey and white stripes with a white frill-edged underslip and a black ribbon necklace tied at the front, her powdered hair upswept in the fashion of the day with padding to achieve height.

Born in December 1757, Mary Tymewell Blake was the youngest daughter of Captain John Blake of Parliament Street, Westminster. In 1792 the Gentleman’s Magazine announced her marriage to Captain George Anson Nutt of Wellbourne, Warwickshire as his second wife.

Item Ref. 5436

Size: 37 x 29mm

Provenance: By family descent

Literature: George Engleheart 1750-1829 by G. C. Williamson p.86