Oil painting on canvas, Nymph and Piping Boy by Sir Joshua Reynolds (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), circa 1785. The nymph reclines at the left on white and yellow drapery under a red canopy in a wooded landscape; she wears a wreath of flowers in her hair and looks towards a boy dressed in red velvet, who is seated at the right playing a pipe.
J.J. Angerstein (mentioned in his house, Woodlands, at Blackheath in 1796; cf. Lyson's 'Environs of London', IV, p. 462); Sir Cuthbert Quilter before 1891; his sale, Christie's, 9 July 1909, lot 93, bt. by Agnew for C.S. Gulbenkian and bought back 11.7.1914; sold to Mrs. Greville for £7,410, 12.12.1917; bequeathed by Margaret McEwan, The Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville (1863-1942) with Polesden Lacey, to the National Trust, in memory of her father, William McEwan (1827-1913)
Makers and roles
Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), artist