Elizabeth (Betty) Smiley, Mrs Christopher Hussey (1907-2006) in Middle Age

John Ward, CBE, RA (Hereford 1917 - 2007)
National Trust Inventory Number 792041

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1965 (signed and dated)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 622 x 762 mm (24 1/2 x 30 in)
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 Middle Age by John Ward, RA (Hereford 1917 - 2007), signed in brown at the bottom left: J Ward '65' [1965]. A three-quarter length portrait, seated slightly to right, looking out, gazing at the spectator, in a green sofa with two embroidered cushions, and with japanned étagère behind her, a black cat in her lap, looking out; wearing blue dress, plum-coloured cardigan over her shoulders, and single-row pearl necklace. Mid brown hair, and green eyes.


Bequeathed to the National Trust by Mr Christopher Hussey (1899-1970)

Credit line

Scotney Castle, The Hussey Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

John Ward, CBE, RA (Hereford 1917 - 2007), artist

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Record Status


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