Mrs John Paget
After (Ann) Mary Newton (1832-1866)
Stipple engraving by William Holl Jr. (1807-1871)
19 December 1859
© National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG D39501
Here we have two works of art for the price of one: the pleasing original by Newton has become the subject of a fine stipple engraving by Holl. The sitter would have been of the highest class, and apparently, despite her feminine charms, of a studious or literary bent. The originals portraits of such sitters were apt to remain in private collections, but engravings of them might be found in art journals or collections.
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