Miniature portrait of Mrs Piozzi by Unknown Artist

Mrs Thrale's friendship with Dr Samuel Johnson began in 1764 and ended with her marriage to Gabriel Piozzi in 1784, 6 months before Johnson's death.

Details

Medium:
Oil
Art Fund grant:
£75 ( Total: £75)
Acquired in:
1973
Vendor:
Lord Kenyon

Lord Kenyon bought this work and others of her circle, with a view to finding appropriate homes for them, and disposed of the miniatures at the same prices that he paid for them.

Provenance

Lord Kenyon.

Venue details

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum Breadmarket Street, LICHFIELD Staffordshire WS13 6LG 01543 264792 www.samueljohnsonbirthplace.org.uk/

Entry details

Free to all
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