Henrietta Thompson, Mrs Edward Wolfe (1704-1764)

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 529074

Category Paintings
Date 1726
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 762 x 635 mm (30 x 25 in)
Place of origin
Collection Quebec House, Kent (Accredited Museum)
On show at Quebec House, Kent, London and South East, National Trust

This is thought to be a painting of Henrietta Thompson, who was married to General Edward Wolfe. Henrietta was the mother of General James Wolfe, who died leading the British Army that captured Quebec in 1759.

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Henrietta Thompson, Mrs Edward Wolfe (1704-1764), British (English) School, 1726. A painted oval half-length portrait of a young woman, turned slightly to the right, head turned slightly to the left, gazing at the spectator.

Provenance

Owned by Miss Anne Ward (Gen. George Warde was an executor of Mrs Wolfe); Miss Hungerford; sent to Christie's in November 1912, but passed to Foster's; presented to the National Trust in 1930 by Mr Wolfe-Aylward (Collection of Wolfiana)

Marks and inscriptions

Property of Olive F(?). E. Hungerford (second label on back of canvas)

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist

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Place of origin
Materials Canvas (9937)
Oil paint (8202)
Category Paintings (12519)
Collection Quebec House, Kent (Accredited Museum) (615)
Periods 18th century (83793)
Maker British (English) School (3718)
Subjects Henrietta Thompson, Mrs Edward Wolfe (1704-1764) (1)
Object Type Oil painting (16488)

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