A Little Girl clutching a Bird's Nest
Samuel Woodforde, RA (Ansford 1763 - Ferrara 1817)
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