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Jane Anne Inglis, née Mason (b.c.1792)

Photo credit: Government Art Collection

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This informal portrait by Constable is of Jane Mason (born c.1792) the daughter of a solicitor from Colchester, Essex. Her mother, Anne, was Constable's first cousin. On 19 June 1808, Constable's brother, Abram, wrote to him with the following news: 'the Masons are coming to Town on Tuesday, they reckon upon seeing you ... Jane is to be with them, you will think her grown.' This portrait was probably painted during that visit, when Jane was about 16 years old.

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oil on canvas


H 77 x W 64.3 cm

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purchased from Christie's, 1994

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