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Sir Joshua Reynolds
( British, 1723-1792)

The Honorable Mrs. Lewis Thomas Watson (Mary Elizabeth Milles, 1767-1818), 1743-1792
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm)
Oil on canvas


Subject matter:
Portrait of a woman
Mrs. Lewis Thomas Watson
Mary Elizabeth Milles

Context:
In 1785 Mary Elizabeth Milles, only daughter and heiress of Richard Milles, married the Hon. Mr. Watson, later second baron Sondes. For this fashionable portrait Reynolds was paid one hundred five pounds in two installments in May and July 1789. It is among his latest works.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
No. 1987.47.2
Bequest of Mrs. Harry Payne Bingham, 1986

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Paintings
Oil paintings
Portraits


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