Lady Marguerite Helen Nevill, Lady Hastings (1887-1975)
Sir James Jebusa Shannon RA (Auburn 1862 – London 1923)
Art / Oil paintings
Oil on canvas
1511 x 996 mm (59 ½ x 39 ¼ in)Order this image
Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland
Lady Hastings was the daughter of Sir William Nevill, 1st Marquess of Abergavenny (1826-1915) and Caroline, daughter of Sir John Van-den-Bempde Johnstone, 2nd Bt., of Hackness Hall. She married Albert, 21st Baron Hastings (1882 – 1956) in 1907. Shannon was one of the foremost artists of the day. He arrived in England at the age of sixteen and came to be one of the most popular portrait painters of the day. He became a Royal Academician in 1909.
Oil painting on canvas, Lady Marguerite Helen Nevill, Lady Hastings (1887-1975) by Sir James Jebusa Shannon RA (Auburn 1862 – London 1923), c.1905/10. Three-quarter length portrait, half standing, turned to the right, gazing upwards to the left, her left arm leaning on an embroidered chair, and her left knee kneeling on the seat of the chair, short dark-brown hair, wearing a yellow dress and gauze shawl. Drapery hanging to the right.
Lady Marguerite Helen Nevill was born on 30 September 1887. She was the daughter of Lt.-Col. Sir Henry Gilbert Ralph Nevill, 3rd Marquess of Abergavenny and Maud Augusta Beckett-Denison.She married in 1907, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Albert Edward Delavel Astley, 21st Lord Hastings (1882-1956), son of Sir George Manners Astley, 20th Lord Hastings and Hon. Elizabeth Evelyn Harbord, on 11 February 1907. She died on 7 June 1975 at age 87
accepted in lieu of tax by H.M. Treasury and transferred to the National Trust in 2009.
Marks and inscriptions
Signed, lower right: J.J Shannon
Makers and roles
Sir James Jebusa Shannon RA (Auburn 1862 – London 1923), artist