Oil painting on canvas, Rosa Louisa Bastard, Mrs Edmund George Bankes (1827-1878) by Henry Weigall (1829-1925), signed and dated HW (monogram) 1865. A half-length oval portrait, turned to right, head turned almost three-quarters to right, hair has a centre parting and drawn back showing the right ear with a drop-earring of beads, wearing a double necklace of the same beads with a crucifix suspended from the smaller necklace. Rose married in 1848 and was the daughter of Percival Bastard of Stourpaine.
by descent until bequeathed by (Henry John) Ralph Bankes (1902 – 1981) to the National Trust, together with the estates of Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy and its entire contents in 1981
Marks and inscriptions
MRS (EDMUND) BABKES / H. WEIGALL (painted in black on fixed gilt label, centred under image)
Makers and roles
Henry Weigall (London 1829 - Ramsgate 1925), artist