Mary Palmer nee Reynolds (1716–1794)


Mary Palmer née Reynolds. was the eldest daughter and third child of Samuel Reynolds, she was seven years older than her brother Sir Joshua Reynolds and her fondness for drawing is said to have influenced him when a boy. In 1740, she provided £60, half of the premium paid to Thomas Hudson the portrait-painter, for Joshua's pupilage, and nine years later advanced further money for his expenses in Italy. Sir Joshua Reynolds painted two portraits of his sister Mary, one in about 1747 and the other when she was aged about 60 years of age.
 
Mary Palmer was the author of Devonshire Dialogue, considered by the Dictionary of National Biography in 1895 to be the "best piece of literature in the vernacular of Devon." It gave an account of the customs, characters and dialect unique to western England at that time.
 
On 18 July 1740, Mary married John Palmer (1708–1770) of Great Torrington and lived at Palmer House on New Street (now number 35), Great Torrington.
 
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Mary Palmer nee Reynolds (1716–1794)


Mary Palmer née Reynolds. was the eldest daughter and third child of Samuel Reynolds, she was seven years older than her brother Sir Joshua Reynolds and her fondness for drawing is said to have influenced him when a boy. In 1740, she provided £60, half of the premium paid to Thomas Hudson the portrait-painter, for Joshua's pupilage, and nine years later advanced further money for his expenses in Italy. Sir Joshua Reynolds painted two portraits of his sister Mary, one in about 1747 and the other when she was aged about 60 years of age.
 
Mary Palmer was the author of Devonshire Dialogue, considered by the Dictionary of National Biography in 1895 to be the "best piece of literature in the vernacular of Devon." It gave an account of the customs, characters and dialect unique to western England at that time.
 
On 18 July 1740, Mary married John Palmer (1708–1770) of Great Torrington and lived at Palmer House on New Street (now number 35), Great Torrington.
 
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Mary Palmer nee Reynolds (1716–1794)


Mary Palmer née Reynolds. was the eldest daughter and third child of Samuel Reynolds, she was seven years older than her brother Sir Joshua Reynolds and her fondness for drawing is said to have influenced him when a boy. In 1740, she provided £60, half of the premium paid to Thomas Hudson the portrait-painter, for Joshua's pupilage, and nine years later advanced further money for his expenses in Italy. Sir Joshua Reynolds painted two portraits of his sister Mary, one in about 1747 and the other when she was aged about 60 years of age.
 
Mary Palmer was the author of Devonshire Dialogue, considered by the Dictionary of National Biography in 1895 to be the "best piece of literature in the vernacular of Devon." It gave an account of the customs, characters and dialect unique to western England at that time.
 
On 18 July 1740, Mary married John Palmer (1708–1770) of Great Torrington and lived at Palmer House on New Street (now number 35), Great Torrington.
 
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