Oil painting on canvas, Ann Richmond (1743-1808) by John Astley (1730-1787), 1759. A painted oval half-length portrait of a young woman, head turned slightly down and to left, facing and gazing at the spectator, with fair hair, plaited and drawn up with ribbons, wearing a pink/red gown with low neck trimmed with lace. A blue/turquoise embroidered scarf falls across her right shoulder and is knotted at her bosom. A rope of pearls tied three times around her neck, falls from her left shoulder to her bodice front. A shawl wrapped around her arms. .
Presented by Sir Bruce Richmond (1871 - 1964) in 1959
Marks and inscriptions
Ann Richmond / Daughter of Rev. Legh Richmond / Rector of Stockport / (Aged 16 Years) / (handwritten on piece of faded paper attached to back of frame)
Makers and roles
John Astley (Wem 1730 – Dukinfeld Lodge, Cheshire 1787), artist