Frances Maria Warren, Lady Vernon (1784-1837)
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas, Frances Maria Warren, Lady Vernon (1784-1837), British School, previously catalogued as manner of Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA (Bristol 1769 – London 1830), circa 1820/30. A three-quarter-length portrait of a woman, turned slightly to the left, head slightly inclined to the right, gazing at the spectator, wearing a dark dress with gold waist-band, with crimson, ermine lined cloakdraped over her right shoulder and gathered up in her left hand, her right arm is resting on a black and ormolu decorated pedestal supported on a black and gilt neo-classical chest, in the background at the right is a brown drape. A grey/mushroom background at the left. Wife of George Charles Vernon, 4th Baron Vernon of Kinderton, and daughter of Admiral the Rt Hon. Sir John Borlase Warren. She brought the Poynton estates in Cheshire into the family and this portrait came from Stapleford Hall.
Acquired from 10th Lord Vernon in lieu of death-duties after the death of Francis Lawrence William Venables-Vernon, 9th Lord Vernon (1889 -1963) and transferred to the National Trust in 1967 through the National Land Fund
Sudbury Hall, The Vernon Collection (acquired through the National Land Fund and transferred to the National Trust in 1967)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist previously catalogued as manner of Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA (Bristol 1769 – London 1830), artist