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William Beechey

Miss Windham

Miss Windham by William Beechey

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Mary Christina Windham was the fourth daughter of Admiral William Windham of Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk. A misogynist critic once slammed Beechey for what he called 'the acres of canvas he has covered with portraits of ladies'! As a young artist favoured by George III, Beechey had been caught up in arguments with other members of the Royal Academy, such as Hoppner and the former's predecessor, William Hodges, who thought that the King took his honorary title of 'Patron, Protector and Supporter' much too literally.

Title
Miss Windham
Artist/creator
Production date
1828
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1270 x 1020 mm
Inscription
signed with initials WB.pinx 1828 (LR)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1976
Accession no
1976/25
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
On display

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