Oil painting on canvas, H. Frances Lake, Mrs. Thomas Hussey I by British (English) School, circa 1730-1735. A painted oval half-length portrait of a mature lady with dark hair, one ringlet falling on her left shoulder, wearing a blue dress and red cloak which is draped over her righ arm. One of a set of six pictures by the same artist, of Thomas Hussey I, his wife H. Frances Lake, and their four children- Thomas Hussey II, John Hussey, Edward Hussey and Frances Hussey. The parents are shown in painted ovals, head-and-shoulders, and the children as three-quarter-lengths. H. Frances, daughter and co-heir of Thomas Lake, of Taywell, in Goudhurst, Kent. She married Thomas Hussey (1680-1735) and bore him four children; Thomas (1722-1779), John (d. 1754), Edward (d. 1742) and Frances (d. 1796).
Evidently painted after Thomas I Hussey moved to Rampyndene House, Burwash, Sussex, around 1700, and not long before his death in 1735; thence by inheritance and descent, via his grandson Edward I Hussey (1749-1816), who formed the Scotney Estate in 1778-1782; bequeathed to the the National Trust with Scotney (New) Castle by Christopher Hussey (1899-1970), with remainder to his widow (1907 - 2006)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist