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A pastel portrait of Grace Elliot(1754-1823) by John Russell.   I'm not sure if this is in fact Grace or a copy of another siiter Mrs. best/ Miss Wood.  I've never had a pastel painting so it's something different.  She would be 32 years old in this portrait.  Grace had a very interesting life.  

wiki page for some info and another portrait - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Elliott

google books -  Her Journal During the Reign of Terror

https://books.google.com/books?id=5UxEAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=journal+grace+dalrymple&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjt0eSNpKLUAhXr6YMKHeFVCawQ6AEIIjAA#v=onepage&q=journal grace dalrymple&f=true

google books - John Russell

List of 1785/86 portraits page 112

https://books.google.com/books?id=5UxEAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=journal+grace+dalrymple&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjt0eSNpKLUAhXr6YMKHeFVCawQ6AEIIjAA#v=onepage&q=journal grace dalrymple&f=true

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Thank you for a most interesting post.  It introduced me to a person I had not come across before.  This is one of the reasons I so appreciate the GMIC.

Regards

Brett

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Fascinating and I second Brett's comments.  It's also nice to see one of these tales with a 'happy ending': "She died a wealthy woman". 

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