- 12 1/2 x 8 3/4in. (31.8 x 22.2cm)
Inscribed on plate in lower left: "Richd. Phelps pinxt."; on plate in lower right: "J. Faber fecit 1750."; on plate in lower center: "Hannah Snell Born at Worcester 1723. | Inlisted herself by the name of James Gray in General Guise's Regiment then at Carlisle 1745, where she | Receiv'd 500 lashes, Deserted from thence and went to Portsmouth, where she Inlisted in Colonel | Fraser's Regiment of Marines, went in Admiral Boscawen's Squadron to the East Indies, at the seige of | Pondicherry where she Receiv'd 12 shot, one in her Groin Eleven in her legs; 1750. came to England | without the least discovery of her sex, and on her petitioning His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, | he was pleas'd to order her a Pension of 30£. a Year."
Signed on plate in lower right: "J. Faber fecit 1750."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
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John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain, Hannah Snell, 1750
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