Frances, Lady Chambers, 1758-1839
wife of Sir Robert Chambers, 1737-1833
Sir Robert Chambers was born in Newcastle, the son of Robert Chambers.
He was appointed in 1774 as second Judge at the Calcutta Supreme Court and in 1791 became Chief Justice.
He was a friend of Sir Philip Francis and was one of the judges on the trial of Nanda Kumar for forgery.
He died in Paris in 1833.
His wife Frances (Fanny) was the only daughter of Joseph Wilton, a celebrated sculptor and foundation member of the Royal Academy.
Only in her sixteenth year when she married, she was said by Dr Johnson to be ‘exquisitely beautiful’.
probably made after a pastel portrait, made by Francis Cotes, that has been lost, but has been mentioned as:
Francis Cotes: Lady Chambers, wife of Sir Robert Chambers, née Frances Wilton (1759–1839), as a young girl.
backside: handwritten: Lady Chambers.
frame is ceramic
max. dimension: 73 mm
stock number 388