Miss Theodosia Magill (1743–1817), afterwards Countess of Clanwilliam

Image credit: National Museums NI

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In 1765 Theodosia Magill, the heiress of Gill Hall, Co. Down, married Sir John Meade, later 1st Earl of Clanwilliam, and in the same year sat for the two leading portrait painters of the age, Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough. Reynolds was the first President of the Royal Academy and his style of portraiture was strongly influenced by his reverence for classical antiquity and the High Renaissance in Italian painting.

Ulster Museum

Belfast

Title

Miss Theodosia Magill (1743–1817), afterwards Countess of Clanwilliam

Date

1765

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 127 x W 101.6 cm

Accession number

BELUM.U692

Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of The Pilgrim Trust, the Gallaher-Mitchell Trust, the National Art Collections Fund and public subscription, 1970

Work type

Painting

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