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Lady Brisco was born Caroline Alicia Fleming, the daughter of Gilbert Fane Fleming and Lady Camilla Bennet. In 1776, the year this portrait was completed, she married John Brisco (1739–1805).
Lady Brisco's wealth was derived largely from the proceeds of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. She inherited several estates under the will of both her father and husband across St Christopher Island – present-day St Kitts – which was then part of the British Leeward Islands colony.
Lady Brisco (d.1822)
oil on canvas
H 235.2 x W 148.5 cm
Iveagh Bequest, 1929