Harriet Parker, Countess of Morley by Richard Buckner
Harriet Parker, Countess of Morley by Richard Buckner

Harriet Parker, Countess of Morley

Harriet Parker (1809 – 1897), Countess of Morley c1843 by British Painter Richard Buckner (1812 – 1893); who began his career painting miniatures and then transitioned into large portrait paintings.

This is an elegant portrait Harriet Sophia Parker in a black velour dress with a floral accent on the deep v-neck portion of the dress with a striped yellow and red silk shawl wrapped around her waist, as she holds a white linen kerchief in her left hand, which is placed beneath her right hand.

Harriet was the daughter of Montagu Edmund Parker (1778 – 1831) and Harriet Newcombe (1786 – 1877). She was first married to William Coryton in 1834 and then married her second husband, who was her cousin Edmund Parker (Lord Morley: 1810 – 1864) in 1842.

Mrs. Parker had a total of three children 2 girls and 1 boy: Fanny Harriet Coryton (1836 – 1875), Albert Edmund Parker 3rd Earl of Morley, P.C., (Abt 1844 – 1905), and Lady Katherine Emily Parker (Abt 1846 – 1910).

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Below information derived from Wikipedia.org and above information derived from Wikitree.com

Richard Buckner was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Buckner (1772 – 1837), of Whyke House, Rumboldswhyke, Chichester, Royal Regiment of Artillery and a Deputy Lieutenant of Sussex, (and the son of Admiral Charles Buckner), by his wife Mary Marsh Pierce.

At the age of 20 Richard entered the arm and served for two years from 1832 to 1833 as a second Lieutenant in the King’s Roya; Rifle Corps. After that he began work in a studio in Whyke House, his family home and later in Rome studied painting under Neoclassical Italian Painter Giocanni Battista Cassevari (1789 – 1876).

Richard first began painting miniatures, but then later changed to painting large portraits and Italian genre subjects. From there he transitioned into painting elegant and fashionable Victorian ladies.

Starting in 1840 he began submitting his works for exhibition to galleries and in 1842 he exhibited at the British Royal Academy Of Arts; and again from 1846 to 1877.

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