Friday, April 27, 2012

As Seen in the Papers

Lady Salisbury graced the Opera on Saturday evening, though an envious fan, which however is certainly not without its use, almost secluded her from the view of the audience.

True Briton, May 6, 1793

8 comments:

Retro Blog said...

Maybe a larger fan? Surely there must be competetive Olympic Fan dango events?

aurora raby said...

She died on 27 November 1835 aged 85, burnt to death when the West Wing of Hatfield House burnt down.I wonder what the circumstances of her death were....
Does anyone know?

Thanks Heather it's a great and very stylish portrait!

     

Violet said...

Finally some gossip of Lady Salisbury, she was so awesome!
Wasn`t she burnt to death when she wrote letters, and her tall feathers catched fire by a chandlier? Poor Lady Salisbury :(

The Dreamstress said...

What a glorious portrait! Is that an early paisley shawl the dog is playing with? Who is it by and what collection is it from please?

Heather Carroll said...

Madame Guillotine has a great post on her Hunter Thompso-esque life and her tragic death http://bit.ly/IDEyow.

@Dreamstress, the painting is by Reynolds and you can now find it in Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.

Violet said...

Is it more portraits of her at Hatfield?

Heather Carroll said...

I do not know because I have sadly, never been but I would certainly hope so!

Kate H said...

i miss all things 18th century but i dont know what else to look at.. i've read a few blogs, i'm going to chatsworth; i was reading amanda's book but got bored in the politics chapters.