FAGAN, Robert
(b. 1761, London, d. 1816, Roma)

Anna Maria Ferri, the Artist's First Wife

Oil on canvas, 74 x 62 cm
Tate Gallery, London

Robert Fagan married the seventeen-year-old Anna Maria Aloisia Rosa Ferri on 12 April 1790. The present portrait, depicting Maria in a striking yellow dress with a blue fur-lined cloak and bonnet, may have been painted around the time of their marriage.