Anne Mee

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Anne Mee
Anne Mee, by Anne Mee.jpg
Self-portrait (ca 1795)
Born Anne Foldsone
1765
Died May 28, 1851(1851-05-28) (aged 85–86)
London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Education Madame Pomier's school
Known for Miniaturist
Spouse(s) Joseph Mee (m. 1793)

Anne Mee, née Foldsone (1765–1851)[1] was a prolific English miniature painter of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Life[edit]

The eldest child of John Foldsone, she was educated at Madame Pomier's school in Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London, she began to paint at age 12, with tuition from George Romney, and after her father died in 1784, did so to support her family.[2][3]

Anne Mee exhibited occasionally at the Royal Academy between 1815 and 1837, she died at Hammersmith, 28 May 1851.[2]

Family[edit]

Anne Foldsone married Joseph Mee, an Irish barrister from Armagh, in 1793; they had six children.[3] A son, Arthur Patrick Mee, practised as an architect, and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1824 to 1837.[2]

Career[edit]

Charlotte Townshend (1776-1856), miniature by Anne Mee

As Miss Foldsone, she received royal and aristocratic patronage; and Horace Walpole, in his letters to Mary Berry of 1790–1, mentioned that she was at Windsor, painting the princesses. The Prince Regent gave Anne Mee employment in painting portraits of fashionable beauties, and many of these pictures went to Windsor, some of her portraits were engraved for the Court Magazine, La Belle Assemblée, and similar periodicals. In 1812 she started a serial publication, Gallery of Beauties of the Court of George III, with her own portrait at the front, but just one number was issued.[2]

Selected work[edit]

Miniatures[edit]

  • Mrs. Mary Robinson (ca. 1790) [4]
  • Portrait of a Woman, Said to Be Lady Sophia Boyle (ca. 1790) [5]
  • Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Barbara (1768-1829), Marchioness of Donegall (ca. 1790) [6]
  • Portrait of Lord Dugannon (ca. 1791-1899) [7]
  • Portrait Miniature of Frances, Countess of Dartmouth (ca. 1791-1899) [8]
  • Portrait Miniature of Princess Amelia (ca. 1791-1899) [9]
  • Anne Mee (ca. 1795) [10]
  • Elizabeth Boughton, Lady Templetown (1795-1800) [11]
  • George Stewart 8th Earl of Galloway (1795-1812) [12]
  • Lady Jane Halliday (1796) [13]
  • Lady Margaret Janet Fordyce (later Lady Margaret Burges) (18th century) [14]
  • Lady Hammond (late 18th - early 19th century) [15]
  • A Young Man, Thought to Be One of the Artist's Sons (late 18th - early 19th century) [16]
  • A Young Man, Thought to Be One of the Artist's Sons (late 18th - early 19th century) [17]
  • A Man, Thought to Be Joseph Mee (ca. 1800-1850) [18]
  • Lady Jersey (ca. 1800-1850) [19]
  • Lady Catherine Bligh, Lady Charles Stewart (ca. 1804-1865) [20]
  • An Unknown Lady in a White Dress (ca. 1805-1810) [21]
  • Isabella, Marchioness of Hertford (ca. 1812-1814) [22]
  • Anne Katherine MacDonnell, 2nd Countess of Antrim (ca. 1817-1818) [23]
  • Louisa Barbara Catherine Philips, Countess of Lichfield (1819) [24]
  • Miss Elliott (1825) [25]
  • Susan, Lady Carbery (1828) [26]
  • Lady Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard, Countess Gower, later Duchess of Sutherland (ca.1828) [27]
  • William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven (19th century) [28]
  • Charlotte Townshend (before 1851) [29]
  • Anne 'Nanette' Hawkins, Lady Crewe (date unknown) [30]
  • Sir George Crewe, 8th Bt. as a Child (date unknown) [31]
  • Thomas William Anson, 1st Earl of Lichfield, PC, MP (date unknown) [32]
  • Two Children Embracing (date unknown) [33]
  • Portrait of a Lady Wearing a Turban (date unknown) [34]
  • Lt. Col. Thomas Grosvenor (date unknown) [35]
  • Lady Anne Barnard (date unknown) [36]

Prints after Anne Mee[edit]

Publications of work[edit]

  • The Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Females, Including Beauties of the Courts of George IV. and William IV. 2 vols. London: Edward Bull, 1833.[92][93]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Anne Mee, V&A Search the Collections". Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1894). "Mee, Anne". Dictionary of National Biography. 37. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  3. ^ a b Peach, Annette. "Mee, Anne". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/18506.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. ^ "Mary Darby, Mrs Thomas Robinson, ‘Perdita’ (1758-1800) 515807 | National Trust Collections". www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Anne Foldsone Mee | Portrait of a Woman, Said to Be Lady Sophia Boyle". The Metropolitan Museum of Art, i.e. The Met Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  6. ^ "Anne Foldsone Mee | Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Barbara (1768–1829), Marchioness of Donegall". The Metropolitan Museum of Art, i.e. The Met Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  7. ^ "Portrait miniature of Lord Dugannon". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  8. ^ "Portrait miniature of Frances, Countess of Dartmouth". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  9. ^ "Portrait miniature of Princess Amelia". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  10. ^ "Anne Mee". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  11. ^ "Elizabeth Boughton, Lady Templetown (1774-1823) 851902 | National Trust Collections". www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  12. ^ MEE, MRS ANNE, English: George Stewart 8th Earl of Galloway, wearing the naval uniform of post-captain (1795-1812). Watercolour on ivory., retrieved 2017-03-04 
  13. ^ "Lady Jane Halliday". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  14. ^ "Lady Margaret Janet Fordyce (later Lady Margaret Burges), by Anne Mee". www.historicalportraits.com. Retrieved 2017-03-04 – via Philip Mould | Historical Portraits. 
  15. ^ "Lady Hammond". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  16. ^ "A young man, thought to one of the artist's sons". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  17. ^ "A young man, thought to be one of the artist's sons". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  18. ^ "A man, thought to be Joseph Mee". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  19. ^ "Lady Jersey". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  20. ^ "Lady Catherine Bligh, Lady Charles Stewart (1774-1812) 1220844 | National Trust Collections". www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  21. ^ "An Unknown Lady in a White Dress 1246531 | National Trust Collections". www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  22. ^ Mee, Anne (2017-03-04), Isabella, Marchioness of Hertford (1760-1834), retrieved 2017-03-04 
  23. ^ "Anne Katherine MacDonnell, 2nd Countess of Antrim (1778-1834) 1220836.1 | National Trust Collections". www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  24. ^ "Louisa Barbara Catherine Philips, Countess of Lichfield (c.1800-1879) 1271154 | National Trust Collections". www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  25. ^ "Miss Elliott". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  26. ^ Mee, Anne (1795-01-01), English: Susan, Lady Carbery (d. 1828), retrieved 2017-03-04 
  27. ^ "Lady Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard, Countess Gower, later Duchess of Sutherland (1806 – 1868) 1220837 | National Trust Collections". www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  28. ^ Mee, Anne, English: William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven, retrieved 2017-03-04 
  29. ^ Mee, Anne (1851-01-01), Charlotte Townshend (1776-1856), retrieved 2017-03-04 
  30. ^ "Anne 'Nanette' Hawkins, Lady Crewe (1765/6-1827) 286730 | National Trust Collections". www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  31. ^ "Sir George Crewe, 8th Bt. (1795 – 1844) as a Child 290315.1 | National Trust Collections". www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  32. ^ "Thomas William Anson, 1st Earl of Lichfield, PC, MP (1795 – 1854) 1271153 | National Trust Collections". www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  33. ^ "Two Children Embracing, by Anne Mee". www.historicalportraits.com. Retrieved 2017-03-04 – via Philip Mould | Historical Portraits. 
  34. ^ "Portrait of a Lady Wearing a Turban, by Anne Mee". www.historicalportraits.com. Retrieved 2017-03-04 – via Philip Mould | Historical Portraits. 
  35. ^ "Lt. Col. Thomas Grosvenor, by Anne Mee". www.historicalportraits.com. Retrieved 2017-03-04 – via Philip Mould | Historical Portraits. 
  36. ^ "Lady Anne Barnard, by Anne Mee". www.historicalportraits.com. Retrieved 2017-03-04 – via Philip Mould | Historical Portraits. 
  37. ^ "Duchess of Rutland". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  38. ^ "Mary Berry". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  39. ^ "Miss Berry.". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  40. ^ "Mrs Anne Murray Keith". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  41. ^ "Fanny Crosbie". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  42. ^ "Frances Marchioness of Bute.". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  43. ^ "Mary Isabella Dutchess of Rutland". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  44. ^ "Rt. Hon. Maria Letitia Countess Manvers". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  45. ^ "Princess Sophia". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  46. ^ "Emily Charlotte Chambers". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  47. ^ "Princess Amelia". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  48. ^ "Her Royal Highness Princess Amelia.". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  49. ^ "Anne Caulfeild (née Bermingham), Countess of Charlemont". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  50. ^ "Countess of Charlemont". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  51. ^ Agar, John Samuel (1812-01-01), Stipple engraving of Anne Caulfield, Lady Charlemont by John Samuel Agar, after Anne Mee (née Foldsone), retrieved 2017-03-04 
  52. ^ "Charlotte Ashburnham (née Percy), Countess of Ashburnham when Viscountess St Asaph". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  53. ^ "Viscountess St Asaph". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  54. ^ "Charlotte Sophia (née Leveson-Gower), Duchess of Beaufort". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  55. ^ "Duchess of Beaufort". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  56. ^ "Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  57. ^ "Jane Dalrymple-Hamilton (née Duncan)". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  58. ^ "Lady Dalrymple Hamilton". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  59. ^ "Katherine Sophia, Lady Heathcote". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  60. ^ "Lady Heathcote". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  61. ^ "Mary Isabella, Duchess of Rutland". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  62. ^ "Mrs Mee". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  63. ^ "Anne Caulfeild (née Bermingham), Countess of Charlemont". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  64. ^ Bone, Henry (1814-01-01), Pen and ink drawing of Anne Caulfeild (née Bermingham), Countess of Charlemont by Henry Bone, possibly after Anne Mee (née Foldsone), retrieved 2017-03-04 
  65. ^ "Lady Frances Anne Maude (née Agar), Vicountess Hawarden". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  66. ^ "Anne Mee (née Foldsone)". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  67. ^ "Isabella Horatia, Lady Ravensworth, and her daughter". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  68. ^ "Mrs. Mee". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  69. ^ "Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Leveson-Gower (née Howard), Duchess of Sutherland". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  70. ^ "Richard Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos - Portrait - National Portrait Gallery". Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  71. ^ "William Beauchamp Lygon, 2nd Earl Beauchamp". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  72. ^ "William Earl Beauchamp, &c. &c. &c.". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  73. ^ "Richard Grenville Plantagenet Temple, Marquis of Chandos.". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  74. ^ "Harriet Anne Chichester (née Butler), Marchioness of Donegall". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  75. ^ "Arthur Algernon Earl of Essex". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  76. ^ "Arthur Algernon Earl of Essex". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  77. ^ "Rt. Hon. Maria Letitia Countess Manvers". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  78. ^ "The Rt Hon Henrietta Viscountess Dillon". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  79. ^ "The Rt. Hon. Lady Anne Beckett". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  80. ^ "The Rt. Hon. Lady Anne Beckett". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  81. ^ "The Rt Honble Lady Isabella Anne Brydges". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  82. ^ "Louisa Catherine Osborne (née Caton), Duchess of Leeds when Marchioness of Carmarthen". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  83. ^ "The Rt Honble Lady Isabella Anne Brydges". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  84. ^ "Corisande Armandine, Countess of Tankerville". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  85. ^ "The Rt Honble Corisande Armandine Leoice Sophia, Countess of Tankerville". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  86. ^ "Mrs George Lane Fox". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  87. ^ "The Rt Honble Anne Catherine Macdonel Countess of Antrim". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  88. ^ "Mary Marchioness of Downshire Baroness of Sandys". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  89. ^ "Right Honble Lady Emily Esther Anne Hesketh". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  90. ^ "Lady Elizabeth Reynell". British Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  91. ^ "Lady Frances Anne Agar, Viscountess Hawarden (d.1839)(after Anne Mee) 1419927 | National Trust Collections". www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  92. ^ Burke, John (1833). The Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Females, Including Beauties of the Courts of George IV and William IV. 1. London: Edward Bull – via Internet Archive. 
  93. ^ Burke, John (1833). The Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Females: Including Beauties of the Courts of George IV and William IV. 2. London: Edward Bull – via Internet Archive. 

Attribution  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLee, Sidney, ed. (1894). "Mee, Anne". Dictionary of National Biography. 37. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

External links[edit]

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