Henrietta Thompson, Mrs Edward Wolfe (1704-1764)
||Oil on canvas
||762 x 635 mm (30 x 25 in)
|Place of origin
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.
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.
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