The Madonna of the Rocks (after Leonardo)
Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen Ferrers, later Mrs Edward Henege Dering (1830 – 1923)
Art / Oil paintings
1850 - 1923
Oil on canvas
978 x 1854 mm (38 1/2 x 73 in)
Place of origin
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Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire (Accredited Museum)
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Rebecca Orpen was a talented amateur artist who married Marmion Edward Ferrers (1813-84) of Baddesley Clinton. She was prolific, working in both oil and watercolour, and much of her work remains in the house today. She and her husband lived at Baddesley with her aunt, Lady Chatterton and her husband, Edward Heneage Dering. They became known as ‘The Quartet’, revelling in art, history and their religion. On the death of their spouses, Rebecca and Edward Dering were married. This is a copy of the central portion of Leonardo’s picture in the National Gallery, London.
Oil painting on canvas, The Madonna of the Rocks (after Leonardo) by Rebecca Dulcibella Ferrers Orpen, later Mrs Edward Dering (1830 – 1923).
Acquired through the National Land Fund and transferred to the National Trust in 1980
Baddesley Clinton, The Ferrers Collection (acquired through the National Land Fund and transferred to the National Trust in 1980)
Makers and roles
Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen Ferrers, later Mrs Edward Henege Dering (1830 – 1923), artist