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John Jackson (1778 - 1831)

An unfinished Portrait of Mrs Soane, painted from a Pencil Sketch by J. Flaxman RA and a Miniature

1831

Oil on panel

Height: 61cm
Width: 47cm

Museum number: P148

Curatorial note

This posthumous portrait of Eliza Soane was painted as a pendant to that of her husband in masonic robes, also by Jackson (SM P142). The sketch by their friend John Flaxman on which it is based hangs in the South Drawing Room (SM P225) and was probably made in the early 1800s. It is also said to have been drawn in part from a miniature of Eliza, probably SDR21.31, showing her at around the time of her marriage to Soane in 1784.

Provenance help-art-provenance

The 1840 paintings inventory at the Soane Museum records 'This picture was commenced by Jackson, a short time previous to his death in 1831 from a pencil sketch by the late Flaxman and a drawing by Mr. Dance [George Dance]'. The earliest Museum inventory, 1837, notes that it is an unfinished portrait. It was commissioned by Soane in 1828 as a pendant to his own portrait by Jackson (SM P142).

Literature

Soane, Description, 1830, p.41.
Soane, Description, 1835, p.21.
New Description, 2007, p. 30.

Exhibition history

A Terrier's Tale: The Manchester Terrier Through History, Kennel Club Art Gallery, 6 February - 29 June 2012

Associated objects

P225, same subject
SDR21.31, same subject
P142, pair
P159, same subject
P189, same subject
MY4, same subject


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk