Mrs Morris by John Smart I

This is a portrait miniature of Mrs Elizabeth Morris, widow of Colonel Valentine Morris of Antigua.

Details

Medium:
Ivory in gilt metal frame
Dimensions:
Height: 3.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,128 ( Total: £2,750)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
Christie's

Colonel Morris owned Piercefield, the estate close to Chepstow that their son Valentine made famous by creating landscape walks that attracted visitors in search of the picturesque. Valentine Morris Jr was also an active pioneer of Turnpike roads, and other innovations locally and a charismatic character in Chepstow's history. Piercefield and its people is the subject of new interpretation at Chepstow Museum and this miniature adds to their existing collection of a letter from Valentine Morris and an artefact from the Piercefield estate.

Provenance

The Wilmot family by descent; Christie's, 2009.

Venue details

Chepstow Museum Gwy House, Bridge Street, CHEPSTOW Monmouthshire NP16 5EZ 01291 625 981 www.chepstowmuseum.co.uk/

Entry details

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