Art UK is the successor to Your Paintings. It is a joint initiative between the Public Catalogue Foundation (now known as Art UK), 3,000 museums and other art collections, and the BBC.

By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Please read our Use of Cookies policy.

Mrs Jane Braddyll

Photo credit: The Wallace Collection

How you can use this image

All rights reserved.

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other exceptions to copyright permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

For all other types of use please visit the owning collection’s website for more information about permitted uses and licensing.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

Jane Gale was the daughter and sole heir of Matthias Gale of Catgill Hall, Cumberland. In 1776 she married her cousin, William Gale (1755–1818) of Conishead Priory, who adopted the additional surname of Braddyll the same year. Braddyll became an MP and Groom of the Bedchamber to George III. Mrs Braddyll, who also sat to Romney in 1777 and Hoppner in 1788, was painted by Reynolds in 1788. Surprisingly, the 4th Marquess of Hertford purchased it sight unseen, despite being informed by his agent Samuel Mawson that it was not in very good condition.

  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on oak panel

  • Measurements

    75.5 x 63 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, 1854; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897


You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford.

The Wallace Collection

Hertford House Manchester Square, London, Greater London W1U 3BN England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue