Mary Rosamond Anstruther, Mrs Edward Windsor Hussey (1877-1958)
||Oil on canvas
||1753 x 1206 mm (69 x 47 1/2 in)
|Place of origin
An oil painting of Rosamond Hussey, the wife of Edward Windsor Hussey, sitting on the bastion above the Old Castle. It was painted by J.J Shanon RA for the sum of £1000 in 1912. Uniquely, photographs of the sitting survive in the collection at Scotney, as does the striped dress and original sketch of the portrait.
Oil painting on canvas, Mary Rosamond Anstruther, Mrs Edward Windsor Hussey (1877-1958) by Sir James Jebusa Shannon RA (Auburn 1862 – London 1923), signed in black in the bottom right: J J Shannon, 1910. A three-quarter length portrait of a young woman, seated in the garden, with a view down to Old Scotney Castle, turned to the left, head half-facing, gazing at the spectator, her right hand in her lap, her left hand supporting herself on the parapet of a balustrade; wearing a black and white striped dress, tied with a black ribbon at the waist, and a straw hat with a black ribbon. Dark brown hair, green eyes.
Bequeathed to the National Trust by Mr Christopher Hussey in 1970, subject to the life interest of his widow.
Scotney Castle, The Hussey Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Sir James Jebusa Shannon RA (Auburn 1862 – London 1923), artist