Samuel Shelley (1750 - about 1808)
Portrait of Misses Annabella and Mary Crauford
Watercolour on ivory
Inscribed by the artist on the backing paper, 'painted by / Samu Shelley 1782 / and Exhibited at the / Royal Academy the same year'
Museum no. P.7-1925
Presented by Mrs Felix Moeller in memory of Lieutenant Bernard Moeller, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), killed in the South African War, 1901
Annabella Crauford was later Countess Lockhart, and Mary Crauford was afterwards Mrs Palmer.The piece of music held by one of the ladies is inscribed, 'Thou has run / awa frae me / Mary / 1782 / S. Shelley. / pt.'.