portrait of julia floyd later lady peel c1820 circle of sir thomas lawrence

Portrait of Julia Floyd, later Lady Peel c.1820; Circle of Sir Thomas Lawrence.



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Oil on canvas in gilt frame.
An enchanting portrait of a young lady traditionally said to be Julia Floyd.
Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet (5 February 1788 2 July 1850) was a British Conservative statesman, who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 10 December 1834 to 8 April 1835, and again from 30 August 1841 to 29 June 1846.
Peel married JULIA FLOYD (1795-1859), youngest daughter of General Sir John Floyd, 1st Baronet of Clanfield, Hampshire in 1820. They had five sons and two daughters. Four of their sons gained distinction in their own right. The eldest son Sir Robert Peel, 3rd Baronet, served as Chief Secretary for Ireland from 1861 to 1865. The second son Sir Frederick Peel was a politician and railway commissioner. The third son Sir William Peel was a naval commander and recipient of the Victoria Cross. The fifth son Arthur Wellesley Peel was Speaker of the House of Commons and created Viscount Peel in 1895. Their daughter Julia married the 6th Earl of Jersey.
Julia, Lady Peel, died in 1859. Some of their direct descendants now reside in South Africa, the Australian states of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania, and in various parts of the United States and Canada.
Image 6 shows Lady Peel in 1827, painted by Lawrence; image 7 shows Lady Barrow by Lawrence in a very similar pose to our Julia Peel portrait.
Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA FRS (13 April 1769 7 January 1830) was a leading English portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy.
SIZE: 36.5 x 31.5 inches inc.frame.
PROVENANCE:Private Collection, London for many years.
Internal Ref: 8887

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