Oil on canvas
Unframed: 76.2 x 63.6 cm (30 x 25 1/16 in.)
The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Collection 1944.82
The portrait shows Mary in her twenties, with her hair powdered fashionably grey.
Gainsborough likely painted this contemplative portrait on the occasion of Mary’s marriage to Henry Christopher Wise, High Sheriff of Warwickshire.
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