Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792)
Mrs Elizabeth Carnac
Oil on canvas
Elizabeth Catharine Rivett (1751-80), was the second wife of Brigadier-General John Carnac (1716-1800) of the East India Company. The painting was begun in 1775, the year before the couple left for Bombay. The Carnacs departured for India and did not have time to collect their picture. The painting was still in Reynolds’s possession at his death.
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