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Portrait of a lady, possibly Mrs. Timothy Shelley, Mother of Percy Byron Shelley

Possibly by Samuel Percy (Irish, 1750–1820, active England 1772)
early 19th century
Colorless wax on glass painted red; frame: gold wood and glass
Framed: 5 7/8 × 6 in. (14.9 × 15.2 cm)
Credit Line:
The Glenn Tilley Morse Collection, Bequest of Glenn Tilley Morse, 1950
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: On tranche below bust: A Percy. . . (?)

Inscription: Inscribed in ink on back of frame: drawn and accepted by him and his... (?)erators.-; (in pencil) Mrs. H.E. Shelley / by A. Percy; (in ink on frame, in more modern hand) Mrs. Shelley / mother of the poet / Jas Gillespie / G Gillespie / ...Hill
Glenn Tilley Morse (until 1950; bequeathed to MMA)
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