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Portrait of Mrs Malcolm
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Portrait of Mrs Malcolm

Circa 1778

Henry Raeburn (1756-1823)

Oil on canvas

Height: 75.9 cm ( canvas ); Width: 63.5 cm ( canvas ); Width: 81 cm ( frame ); Depth: 6.2 cm ( frame ); Height: 94 cm ( frame );

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Lee of Fareham, Arthur Hamilton (1st Viscount); bequest; 1947

About this work
Margaret Pasley (or Paisley) was born in 1742. Aged nineteen, she married George Malcolm, a portrait of whom is also in The Courtauld Gallery collection. They had seventeen children: of their ten sons, four became knights, including Admiral Sir Pultney who was Napoleon's warden during his exile on St Helena. Margaret is depicted wearing a dormeuse or French night cap, a type of bonnet that was especially fashionable in the 1770s. (Permanent collection label)

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