Anne Frances Bankes, Countess of Falmouth (1789-1864)
Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA (Bristol 1769 – London 1830)
Oil painting on canvas, Anne Frances Bankes, Countess of Falmouth (1789-1864) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA. (1769-1830), circa 1810. A three-quarter-length portrait, seated, facing, wearing a crimson dress with flowers tucked into her belt, her left elbow resting on the chair arm, a pillar and drape in background . Curiously, her left arm is in a long sleeve to the wrist and her right arm has a short sleeve. Anne Frances Bankes, Countess of Falmouth (1789-1864), daughter of Henry Bankes the Younger (1757-1834) and Frances Woodley (1760-1823), daughter of William Woodley (1728-1793). In 1810 she married Edward Boscawen, 1st Earl and 4th Viscount of Falmouth (1787-1841). Their son Henry Boscawen, 2nd Earl and 5th Viscount Falmouth died unmarried in 1852. After her husband’s death she came to stay periodically at Kingston Lacy and helped her brother, William John Bankes (1786-1855) in the reorganisation of the house.
By inheritance and descent through the sitter's brothers, William John Bankes MP (1786-1855) and The Right Hon. George Bankes, MP (1787-1856); bequeathed by (Henry John) Ralph Bankes (1902-1981)
Makers and roles
Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA (Bristol 1769 – London 1830), artist
Garlick 1989 Kenneth Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence. A complete catalogue of the oil paintings, Oxford, 1989, p.186, no.288