Oil painting on canvas, Susanna Gale, later Lady Gardner (1749-1823) after Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792). Full-length portrait of a youg girl, turned to the left, gazing at the spectator, wearing a white dress with a pink gown decorated with serpentine ruched robings. She holds a red rose in her right hand. Landscape setting with large trees. Portrait of the wife of Alan Gardner RN, Baron Gardner of Uttoxeter, Admiral of the Red. Great grandmother of 5th Earl of Onslow and daughter of Francis Gale of Liguanea, Jamaica (see possible portrait of him, called 'Colonel Isaac Gale', at Montacute). A copy of the 1763 portrait in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne made before the original was reduced in size.
acquired by the Ministry of Works from Gwendolen, Countess of Iveagh, in 1956, and transferred to the National Trust by H.M. Treasury in 1977.
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after Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), artist