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Margery Jackson (1722–1812), Hiring Croglin Watty at Carlisle Cross

Photo credit: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

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This painting features Margery Jackson (1722–1812) who was born in Carlisle and lived in the Market Place. Margery’s father, Joseph Jackson (1695–1732), was a wealthy cloth merchant and Mayor of Carlisle. Her mother, Isabell (1683–1733), was a woman of fashion. Margery never married and her eccentric and miserly habits earned her a reputation, which were the subject of Francis Jollie's 'Memoir of Margery Jackson, The Carlisle Miser and Misanthrope' published in 1848.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    47.5 x 36.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from Mr F. N. Hepworth, 1964


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