Mary Tymewell Nutt
By Richard Crosse
An engaging portrait of Mary Tymewell Nutt as a young child with dark blue eyes and pale brown curled hair. She is wearing a white dress with a frilled neckline and a pretty cap trimmed with green ribbon.
Born in 1785, Mary was the middle child and only daughter of Captain George Anson Nutt (his portrait is also available) and his first wife Mary Smith. In 1806, she married Rev. Francis Pelly.
The portrait resides in the original gold frame that is engraved on the reverse with the sitter’s name.
A native of Derbyshire, Richard Crosse (1742-1810) was born deaf and began painting miniatures as a pastime. In 1758 he won a prize at the Society of Arts and this inspired him to study art. He went on to attract a distinguished clientele that included royalty.
Item Ref. 5435
Size: 35 x 30mm
Provenance: By family descent