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: Fine Art
: Portrait of Mrs Ellen Sharples
: SHARPLES, Rolinda
: a framed oil painting on canvas, showing: Ellen Sharples (nee Wallace, 1769-1849), mother of the artist, drinking tea at a table - although there are also two coffee cups on the japanned tray; this painting may be the one occasionally referred to in Ellen Sharples's diary between 1813 and 1814, "... Rolinda commenced a second picture of myself, large as life, kit kat size; she, now much improved in painting, having become discontented with the one executed in January ..." (November 1813), and "Rolinda finished my portrait." (January 1814)
On Display at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Gallery 7
: City of Bristol Collection
: circa 1814
: possibly 1814
: Bequest of Mrs Hunt, 1911.