Portrait of the author Anne Marsh Caldwell (1796-1874)

Of Eastbury, Watford, Herts and of of Deacons, Ewhurst, Surrey and of Linley Wood, Talke, Staffordshire, England.

Portrait painted by the American artist Samuel Stillman Osgood (1808-85), February 1836.  The above photograph exists in the family however the whereabouts of the original portrait is not know.  If you know where this portrait now hangs I would be very interested to hear from you. 

The coloured version is a later copy painted as a miniature in 1898 by Evelyn Mason (Mrs Ernold Mason).  On the back is the number 7 in red marking it as one of the miniatures in the collection of the Miss Marsh-Caldwells.  Also in the back of the frame was a miniature of an unknown young clergyman.  Possibly an acquaintance from her younger days?

Also shown above is a version painted of Anne in a similar pose but wearing different clothes and probably painted when Anne was older.  Drawn in coloured pencils and signed by the artist Vegelen or Vigelen

 

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