Lady Elizabeth Stanley (1753–1797), Countess of Derby

George Romney British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 512

On November 27, 1776, Lady Derby first sat for this portrait. She returned to Romney's London studio ten times in the winters of 1777 and 1778. She was twenty-three with a son and had been married for two and a half years. The romantic background and her white dress are typical of Romney's portraits of women.

#409. The Age of Enlightenment

Lady Elizabeth Stanley (1753–1797), Countess of Derby, George Romney (British, Beckside, Lancashire 1734–1802 Kendal, Cumbria), Oil on canvas

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