Maria, Lady Broughton (Primary Title)

Joshua Reynolds, English, 1723 - 1792 (Artist)

oil on canvas
Framed: 105 1/4 × 69 × 4 in. (267.34 × 175.26 × 10.16 cm)
Unframed: 93 × 57 in. (236.22 × 144.78 cm)
The sitter in this portrait is Susanna Maria Hill, daughter of Thomas Hill of Tern, sister of Lord Berwick, and wife of Sir Brian Broughton, fifth baronet (d. 1766). She holds a sketchbook that bears traces of a tree and a cherub, evidence of her accomplishments as an amateur artist.
Gift of Col. Henry W. Anderson
Robyn Asleson and Shelly M. Bennett, British Paintings at the Huntington (San Marino, CA: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, in association with Yale University Press, 2001) pp. 78, 135, 136, 139, b&w ill. p. 135.

David Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings (New Haven and London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in associa-tion with Yale University Press, 2000) Vol. 1, pp. 106, 597, cat. no. 254; Vol 2, b&w ill. no. 864, p. 373.

Stephanie Goda Tasch, Studien zum weiblichen rollenporträt in England von Anthonis van Dyck bis Joshua Reynolds dissertation (Weimar: Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften, 1999) p. 131, fig. 82, b&w ill. p. 360.
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