Mary Harpur, Lady Holt (d.1752)
Isaac Whood (London 1688 – London 1752)
Oil painting on canvas, Mary Harpur, Lady Holt(e) (d.1752) by Isaac Whood (London 1688 – London 1752). A three-quarter-length portrait of a young woman, the youngest daughter of the 4th Baronet (Mary), who died in 1752, seated, turned slightly to the right, head inclined to the left, gazing at the spectator, Behind her is a dark landscape. She wears a white dress with a long stiff bodice and full sleeves lined with blue and trimmed with lace. Her dark hair is dressed with pearls and she holds a garland of flowers across her lap.
Acquired with Calke Abbey's contents, with the aid of a grant provided by the National Heritage Memorial Fund, thanks to a special allocation of money from the Government and transferred in lieu of tax on the estate of Charles Jenney Harpur-Crewe (1917 - 1981) to the National Trust with the house that was given by Henry Jenney Harpur-Crewe (1921- 1991), in 1984
Calke Abbey, The Harpur Crewe Collection (acquired by the National Trust with the help of the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund in 1984)
Makers and roles
Isaac Whood (London 1688 – London 1752), artist