A Little Girl clutching a Bird's Nest

Samuel Woodforde, RA (Ansford 1763 - Ferrara 1817)
National Trust Inventory Number 584419

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1805
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 711 x 914 mm
Place of origin England
Collection Wallington, Northumberland (Accredited Museum)
On show at Wallington, Northumberland, Yorkshire and North East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Emma Trevelyan (1804-1857) by Samuel Woodforde, RA (Ansford 1763 - Ferrara 1817), circa 1805. Previously called: A Little Girl clutching a Bird's Nest/ Maria Wilson, later Lady Trevelyan (1772-1852), aged five years by British (English) School, circa 1800. Apparently inscribed in pencil on frame (twice): 1799. A full-length portrait, of a young girl, seated on the ground holding a bird's nest, garden landscape. A squared-up drawing for transfer is in the National Portrait Gallery (NPGD17339) by Henry Bone (for a miniature) and inscribed: Miss Trevelyan after Woodforde Sept. 1805.


Bequeathed to the National Trust (Wallington) by Lady Janet Maryon-Wilson, Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, in 1985

Makers and roles

Samuel Woodforde, RA (Ansford 1763 - Ferrara 1817), artist
British (English) School, artist

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Materials Canvas (10115)
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Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
Collection Wallington, Northumberland (Accredited Museum) (10369)
Periods 18th century (87812)
Maker Samuel Woodforde, RA (Ansford 1763 - Ferrara 1817) (32)
British (English) School (3778)
Subjects Emma Trevelyan, Mrs Wyndham (Nettlecomb, Dorset 1801-1857) (1)
Maria Wilson, Lady Trevelyan (1772-1852) (7)
Object Type Oil painting (14421)

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