Oil painting on panel, A Lady as a Shepherdess, attributed to Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg 1639 – The Hague 1684), circa 1681. A full-length portrait, facing, her left arm resting on the basin of a fountain, her right caressing a lamb; a parrot is perched on the fountain; she wears an embroidered red dress and grey bodice. An exact replica is signed and dated 1681 and was in the the Lilienfeld Collection in Vienna in 1917. On the back is a seal inscribed: 'Le Roy'.
Baron Lionel de Rothschild; given to the National Trust by Anthony de Rothschild (1887- 1961) with the house in 1949
Ascott, The Anthony de Rothschild Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Verso: Seal inscribed 'Le Roy'
Makers and roles
attributed to Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg 1639 – The Hague 1684), artist
Ascott, Buckinghamshire, Scala, 2008 by John Martin Robinson and others [pictures entries by Karin Wolfe on basis of Gore entries, 1963 with contributions from Alastair Laing] , no. 109