About this artwork

Mary (1756-1834) was the daughter of Lord Robert Manners and married William Hamilton Nisbet of Belhaven and Dirleton in 1777. Dating from Gainsborough's second period in London (1774-88) this is a typical example of his mature style. It was left to the National Galleries of Scotland by the sitter's great grand-daughter.

  • title:
    Mrs Hamilton Nisbet (1756 - 1834)
  • accession number:
    NG 1521
  • artist:
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    After 1777 and before 1788
  • measurements:
    233.00 x 155.00 cm (framed: 261.50 x 182.20 x 9.50 cm)
  • credit line:
    Bequest of Mrs Nisbet Hamilton Ogilvy of Biel 1921
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough