Kathleen England, Lady Armstrong (1898-1971)

George Harcourt RA (Dumbarton 1868 – Bushey 1947)
National Trust Inventory Number 1230355

Category Paintings
Date 1938 (signed and dated)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1095 x 850 mm
Place of origin
Collection Cragside, Northumberland (Accredited Museum)
On show at Cragside, Northumberland, Yorkshire and North East, National Trust

Kathleen Watson-Armstrong, the third wife of Lord William Watson-Armstrong, Lord Armstrongs great nephew.

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Kathleen England, Lady Armstrong (1898-1971), by George Harcourt RA (Dumbarton 1868 – Bushey 1947), signed and dated, bottom right: G. Harcourt 1938. A three-quarter-length portrait of a woman, the third wife of William Watson-Armstrong, 1st Lord Armstrong of Bamburgh and Cragside, seated, turned slightly to the left, looking out at the viewer. Lady Armstrong is shown in peeress's robes, wearing a diamond tiara and diamond crucifix, silk dress and red velvet ermine-trimmed robe.

Provenance

Armstrong collection; transferred by the Treasury to The National Trust in 1977 via the National Land Fund, aided by 3rd Baron Armstrong of Bamburgh and Cragside (1919 - 1987).

Marks and inscriptions

Bottom right: G. Harcourt 1938

Makers and roles

George Harcourt RA (Dumbarton 1868 – Bushey 1947), artist

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Place of origin
Materials Canvas (10043)
Wood (126849)
Category Paintings (12645)
Collection Cragside, Northumberland (Accredited Museum) (17491)
Periods 20th century (177362)
Maker George Harcourt RA (Dumbarton 1868 – Bushey 1947) (9)
Subjects Kathleen England, Lady Armstrong (1898-1971) (4)
Object Type Oil painting (12574)

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