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Mary Alford, née Standish (d.1763)

Photo credit: Bridgwater Town Council

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Blake Museum





oil on canvas


H 88 x W 73 cm

Accession number

BWRAB : 1977/42/1

Acquisition method

gift from Peter Alford, 1977

Work type


Inscription description

This portrait of Mary, wife of the Rev'd Thomas Alford, J. P. Vicar of Westonzoyland, Etc. daughter of Richard Standfast, Esq: of Cheddon Fitzpaine, Co. Somerset, was painted at the time of her marriage in 1735 by Joseph Highmore. Her son Samuel Alford became Vicar of Curry Rivel & Dean of St. Burian, & inheriting Heale House, lived there & died there in 1799. He left this portrait of her grandmother (& also that of Thomas Alford) to his daughter Anne, who had married Wm. Bgrt Morgan, a Banker;


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