An Unknown Lady and Child, possibly Jane Whittaker, Lady Crewe (1799-1881) and one of her Younger Children
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas, An Unknown Lady and Child, possibly Jane Whittaker, Lady Crewe (1799-1881) and one of her younger Children, British (English) School, circa 1840-1845. A three-quarter length portrait of a lady seated, turned and gazing to the left, holding a child on her knee. Seated on a red buttoned chair facing left. Her dark hair is worn in plaited loops and she wears a green dress. The child wears a white dress with a blue sash and only one shoe.
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
British (English) School, artist