Edward Heneage Dering (1826-1892), 'The Poet's Evening Walk to the Pool'
Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen Ferrers, later Mrs Edward Henege Dering (1830 – 1923)
Art / Oil paintings
1885 (signed and dated)
Oil on canvas
1003 x 864 mm (39 1/2 x 34 in)
Place of origin
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Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire (Accredited Museum)
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.
Oil painting on canvas, Edward Heneage Dering (1826-1892), 'The Poet's Evening Walk to the Pool' by Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen (1830 – 1923), signed and dated 1885 and inscribed. A full-length portrait, standing in a forest clearing by a pond, left elbow resting against a tree, wearing ... (what is under left hand? Beads with crucifix?); a female figure is walking on the far bank of the pond. Coat of arms top left. Built service wing at Baddesley Clinton. He married, firstly, in 1859, Georgiana, Lady Chatterton (1806-1876), the widow of Sir William Chatterton (1794-1855) and,secondly, in 1885, Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen, Mrs Marmion Edward Ferrers (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