(b. 1741, Chur, d. 1807, Roma)

Portrait of Charles Brudenell-Bruce

Oil on canvas, 130 x 102 cm
Private collection

The sitter of this portrait is Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Marquess of Ailesbury (1773-1856). Its pendant represent his wife Henrietta Maria Hill (c.1773-1831). These two portraits, painted by Angelica Kauffmann in Rome, commemorate the marriage of Lord Bruce, later 2nd Earl of Ailesbury and Henrietta Hill, whose love match was contracted while both were on the Grand Tour in Italy.

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