Oil painting on canvas, Alda Gertrude Lethbridge, Mrs Henry William Purcell Weston (1836 - 1906) by Henry Weigall (London 1829 - Ramsgate 1925). A full-length portrait of the mother Alda Weston who married Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare, 6th Bt. She is standing in brown dress with white collar and a black lacy shawl, looking to the left, on a balcony with a landscape extending beyond. A white marble statue of a putto is behind the balustrade on the right.
Given to the National Trust along with the house, its grounds, and the rest of contents by Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare, 6th Bt (1865 – 1947) in 1946.
Stourhead, The Hoare Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Verso: Inscribed on label stuck to back of sretcher: No.1 / Mrs. Weston / by Henry weigall / 102 piccadilly / London; and in chald: Dublin [?]
Makers and roles
Henry Weigall (London 1829 - Ramsgate 1925), artist