The Hon. Phyllis Elinor Legh, Mrs Henry Gerard Walter Sandeman (1895-1986)
Frederic Whiting (Hampstead 1874 – London 1962)
Oil painting on canvas, The Hon. Phyllis Elinor Legh, Mrs Henry Gerard Walter Sandeman (1895-1986) by Frederic Whiting (1874-1962), signed in black, bottom left, 1930. A three-quarter-length portrait of a lady, standing towards left, head turned out, but looking to right of viewer. She has short brown hair and is wearing a black evening gown with a low neck-line and silver belt buckle, she also wears pearl earrings, an emerald and silver brooch and matching emerald ring on her left hand. She stands in front of a green curtain, with large Chinese blue-and-white jar on a carved giltwood console table behind her; right hand slightly raised, left hand holding a pleat of gown at her side.
Gifted to National Trust in 2015 by Mrs Vincent
Marks and inscriptions
Frederic Whiting (signed in black on left side of painting)
Makers and roles
Frederic Whiting (Hampstead 1874 – London 1962), artist