Portrait of Mrs Bisset

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Date:1798

Description:

C. Richard

Portrait of Mrs Bisset, 1798

Oil on canvas

740mm x 630mm

A portrait of Mrs Bisset with long dark curly hair, she has a ribbon and bow in her hair, a gold chain with a miniature portrait and a pearl necklace around her neck.

This is probably the wife of James Bisset. James Bisset (1761 - 1832) was one of the key figures in the development of Leamington as a spa town. He was born in Scotland but moved to Leamington in 1812 where he established a library, newsroom, museum and picture gallery on Clemens Street. In 1819 he built a new museum on the High Street where he housed his Collection of Curiosities. Bisset also promoted the town through verse and in his Descriptive Guide of Leamington Priors, 1814.


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Donor ref: LEAMG : A831.1992 (64/24430)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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