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)
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