Edward Heneage Dering (1826-1892), half-length, by a window
Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen Ferrers, later Mrs Edward Henege Dering (1830 – 1923)
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), half-length, by a window, by Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen, later Mrs Edward Dering (1830 – 1923), inscribed and dated 1859. A half-length portrait of Edward Dering, turned slightly to the right and looking out beyond the spectator. He has striking red hair with a full beard and moustache. He wears a black coat with buttons up to the neck and a white collar. A fur-trimmed cloak hangs from his left shoulder and a fob on a chain is clipped to his chest. A coat of arms is painted at top left and a window with blue sky and clouds is to the right. The companion to 343206, a portrait of Georgiana, Lady Chatterton, who became his wife. Built service wing at Baddesley Clinton. Married (i) in 1859, Georgiana, Lady Chatterton (1806-1876) the widow of Sir William Chatterton (1794-1855) and (ii) in 1885, Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen, Mrs Marmion Edward Ferrers (1830-1923)
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Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen Ferrers, later Mrs Edward Henege Dering (1830 – 1923), artist