Maria Emilia Fagnani

Maria Emilia Fagnani

Female 1771 - 1856  (84 years)

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  • Name Maria Emilia Fagnani 
    Nickname Mie Mie 
    Born 24 Aug 1771 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Mar 1856  Île de France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0949  The Selwyn Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2012 

    Father George Augustus Selwyn,   b. 11 Aug 1719, Chislehurst, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1791, Cleveland Court, St James's, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Family ID F375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford,   b. 1777,   d. 1842  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 18 May 1798 
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Mar 1856 - Île de France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Maria Fagnani as a child
    Maria Fagnani as a child
    George Romney (BRITISH 1734-1802). Portrait of Maria Emily Fagniani (1771-1856) as a child, later third Marchioness of Hertford.

    Sold at the New Hampshire Weekend Auction, May 18, 2008 by Northeast Auctions.

    Sold: $351.00 ($300.00)
    Known as Mie Mie, Maria was the daughter of Marchesa Fagniani, a famous eighteenth century beauty and reputedly George A. Selwyn, a well-known rake of the period. In 1798 she married Francis Charles, Lord Yarmouth, later Marquess of Hertford. Romney painted another portrait of the same sitter as a young woman in 1789 (collection of the Earl of Carlisle, c. 1890). Oil on canvas, 15 x 12 inches. The reverse stenciled R. Davy/ 83 Newman Street/ Oxford St. London.
    Provenance: Mr. Williamson; by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Hewitt; to her brother-in-law, Major Hewitt; purchased from Hewitt by Thomas Agnew &, Sons, 1902; purchased by Sedelmeyer Gallery, Paris and illustrated in their eighth Hundred Paintings by Old Masters, no. 94, p. 117.
    Literature: T.H. Ward and W. Roberts, Romney: A Biographical and Critical Essay with a Catalogue Raisonne of his Works, 1904, vol. II, p. 51, Fagniani, no. 2.
    Est. $6,000-$9,000

  • Notes 
    • It is likely that Maria's father was George's close friend The Duke of Queensberry (Known as "Old Q").


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