This painting features Margery Jackson (1722–1812) who was born in Carlisle and lived in the Market Place. Margery’s father, Joseph Jackson (1695–1732), was a wealthy cloth merchant and Mayor of Carlisle. Her mother, Isabell (1683–1733), was a woman of fashion. Margery never married and her eccentric and miserly habits earned her a reputation, which were the subject of Francis Jollie's 'Memoir of Margery Jackson, The Carlisle Miser and Misanthrope' published in 1848. Here we see Margery Jackson hiring Croglin Watty at Carlisle Cross in the Market Place.
Where to see this painting?
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust
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