Maria Linley

Maria Linley by Thomas Lawrence.

Maria Linley (1763–1784) was an 18th century English singer. She was trained as a singer by her father Thomas Linley the elder (one of 7 musical siblings born to him and his wife Mary Johnson) and performed in the Drury Lane oratorios and in concerts until her early death. She was also sketched by the British artist Samuel Shelley as Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians [1].