Richard Cosway, portrait of an unknown woman

Richard Cosway, portrait of an unknown woman

Richard Cosway, RA (1742-1821)
Portrait of an unknown woman
About 1795
Watercolour on ivory
Inscribed on the backing paper 'Lady Pulteney'
Museum no. P.63-1910
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Salting Bequest

The sitter has traditionally been called 'Lady Pulteney', perhaps Henrietta Laura Pulteney (1766-1808).