Mrs Scott Waring and Children.
London Pub.d Jan.y 2. 1804, by C. Turner No 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Sq.e.
Mezzotint with small margins. 560 x 370mm (22 x 14½"). Ink stamp of the Lennox-Boyd Collection on reverse.
Mary Scott-Waring, née Hughes (d.1812), Irish actress and second wife of Major John Scott-Waring (1747-1819, political agent of Warren Hastings from 1781 and MP for West Looe (1784-90) and Stockbridge from 1790), with whom she had the son and daughter shown here. According to Whitman, she gave a masked ball at Peterborough House in honour of the Prince Regent in 1812, after which she was found at the bottom of a staircase with her neck broken.
W 516, i of ii. Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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