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Mary Bernard (d.1793), of Brampton Park, Huntingdonshire

Photo credit: Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery

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Mary Bernard was the daughter of Francis St John and the great granddaughter of Oliver St John who built Thorpe Hall in 1653. Her father had no male heir and it was his wish that the St John line be continued through the Bernards. He left the bulk of his estate including Thorpe Hall to his daughter. Allan Ramsay was a Scottish portrait painter who, in 1767, became the royal portraitist to King George III.

Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    75 x 62 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased at the sale of the Duke of Manchester's Collection at Kimbolton Castle; gift from Sir Malcolm Stewart, 1949


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Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery

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