Elizabeth (Betty) Smiley, Mrs Christopher Hussey (1907-2006) in Old Age, in the Library at Scotney

William B. Henderson (fl.1946-1951)
National Trust Inventory Number 792014

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1979
Materials Oil on canvas
Place of origin England
Collection Scotney Castle, Kent (Accredited Museum)
On show at Scotney Castle, Kent, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Elizabeth (Betty) Smiley, Mrs Christopher Hussey (1907-2006) in old age, in the Library at Scotney by William B. Henderson (fl.1946-1951). The Library at Scotney, with Mrs Hussey seated on the far sofa near the fire, embroidering; a cat sits, glowering, on the top of the near sofa. The shutters are closed, and a table lamp and a standard lamp lit.


Accepted by HM Treasury in lieu of inheritance tax and transferred to the National Trust under the terms of the will of Mrs Christopher Hussey (1907-2006)

Credit line

Scotney Castle, The Hussey Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

To the back of canvas William Henderson Scotney [month?] 1979, and again- William Henderson; stamp- 'GRANGE' / COTTON / CANVAS / MADE BY DALER (?) BOARD CO.LTD

Makers and roles

William B. Henderson (fl.1946-1951), artist

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