“Mrs. Clarke stands in the lobby of the House of Commons, a section of which is seen through the partly open door: the corner of three tiers of empty benches and the gallery, with a strip of the Speaker’s chair, showing his right elbow. She is directed to the right, with head turned to the spectator. She wears a plain blue pelisse over a white dress, a straw bonnet with lace drapery which she raises from her face. In her dropped right hand she holds a huge (?) chinchilla muff. She is elegant, alluring, and assured.”–British Museum online catalogue.
- Printmaker: Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker, artist.
- Title: Mrs. M.A. Clarke [graphic] / drawn & engraved by C. Williams.
- Publication: [London] : Pubd. Feby. 25, 1809, by S.W. Fores, 50 Piccadilly, [25 February 1809]
Acquired July 2016