Mary Langton Massingberd, Mrs William Hastings-Neville (1800 - 1850)
British (English) School
Watercolour on paper, Mary Massingberd, A head-and-shoulders portrait of the daughter of Peregrine Langton-Massingberd, facing in a blue dress with a single band necklace of red beads. Hair in ringlets. On the back of this portrait the lines to Mimosa (Mary) by Tennyson beginning 'Woman of noble form and noble mind Withsoever thro' the wilderness/Tho bearest from the threshold of thy friends/The sacred sorrows of as pure a heart/As e'er beat time to Nature take with thee/Our warmest wishes, silent Guardians.' One of a pair of English early 19th century small watercolour portraits in plain gilt frames.
1944, gifted to the National Trust by Field Marshal Sir Archibald and Lady Montgomery Massingberd.
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist