THE HONOURABLE MRS GRAHAM’S GARNET NECKLACE

Posted on September 12, 2012 by Marco Maggetto

The Honourable Mrs Grahams is one of Gainsborough’s most famous paintings. Mrs Graham (1757-1792) was born the Honourable Mary Cathcart, daughter of 9th Baron Cathcart, who was Ambassador to Catherine the Great. She married the Perthshire landowner Thomas Graham in 1774. After her death in 1792, the portrait was bequeathed to the National Gallery Of Scotland by one of their descendants on condition that it never leaves the country. Still one of the best pieces of The National Galleries Of Scotland, the portrait has been inspirational to  Paula Bolton that has included it in an exclusive capsule jewellery collection made for NGS. A square-cut garnet on a simple 24 carat gold-plated sterling silver chain to surprise, to be deliberately seventeenth-century. 

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