Lady Phyllis Hervey, Lady MacRae (1899-1989)
Richard Jack RA (Sunderland 1866 – Montreal 1952)
The sitter was the younger daughter of the 4th Marquess of Bristol. She married Captain Duncan MacRae (d. 1966) and lived for many years at Ickworth Lodge.
Oil painting on canvas, Lady Phyllis Hervey, Lady MacRae (1899-1989) by Richard Jack RA (Sunderland 1866 – Montreal 1952), signed and dated: R. Jack 1927. A three-quarter-length portrait of a young woman, seated in chair before a wooded landscape and grey sky. She has short, light brown hair, parted on her left. She is wearing a long black, sleeveless gown with a low neckline and deep neck frill. A small posy of pink roses and leaves is caught at the waist on her right side. A blue floral stole is draped behind her shoulders and over her right arm which rests on the chair arm. She has a single strand pearl necklace, and a gold bracelet is on her right arm.
By family descent to Rear Admiral Frederick William Fane Hervey, 4th Marquess of Bristol (1863-1951), on whose death valued for probate; accepted in lieu of tax by HM Treasury, and transferred to the National Trust in 1956
Ickworth, The Bristol Collection (acquired through the National Land Fund and transferred to The National Trust in 1956)
Makers and roles
Richard Jack RA (Sunderland 1866 – Montreal 1952), artist
Farrer 1908 Edmund Farrer, Portraits in Suffolk Houses (West), 1908, no. 339