Called Barbara Herbert, Countess of Powis (1735-1786)
British (English) School
Art / Oil paintings
Oil on canvas
749 x 622 mm (29 ½ x 24 ½ in)
Place of origin
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Powis Castle and Garden, Powys (Accredited Museum)
This portrait is thought to depict Barbara Herbert, Countess of Powis. It is framed as a pendant to the portrait her husband, Henry Herbert (NT 1180931), but appears to be in a different artist’s hand. It was perhaps produced to accompany his portrait at the time of the couple’s marriage.
Oil painting on canvas, Called Barbara Herbert, Countess of Powis (1735-1786), English School, circa 1750. A half-length oval painted portrait of a woman in a white dress, blue scarf round her head and a blue shawl over her left shoulder.
Accepted by HM Treasury on 21st March, 1963 in lieu of tax and conveyed to National Trust ownership on 29th November 1963. Recorded at Powis Castle in Montgomery Collections Vol VI P.148 in 1873.
Powis Castle, The Powis Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist