Mary Tymewell Nutt

Richard Crosse

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Portrait of Mary Tymewell Nutt as a child in 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.

Original gold frame engraved reverse.

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

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