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.

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.


Lord Kenyon.


Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, LICHFIELD, Staffordshire, WS13 6LG
01543 264792

Opening times

1 Mar – 1 Nov
Mon – Sun, 10.30am – 4.30pm

1 Nov – 28 Feb
Mon – Sun, 11am – 3.30 pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec, 1 Jan

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