'Hope nursing Love': Miss Morris (after Sir Joshua Reynolds)
The Hon. Caroline Anne Lyttleton, Mrs Reginald Pole-Carew (1777- Antony 1833)
Oil painting on canvas, 'Hope nursing Love': Miss Morris (after Sir Joshua Reynolds) by The Hon. Caroline Anne Lyttleton, Mrs Reginald Pole-Carew (1777- Antony 1833), formerly signed [what look like signs of effacement, bottom left. A woman sits in a landscape with a winged Cupid at her breast, his bow and quiver on the ground. Copy of a painting by Reynolds, owned by Mr Reginald Pole-Carew, the artist's husband, between 1816 -1835.
Painted for the copyist's daughter, Lady Caroline Estcourt, and thence by inheritance, until given by Gerald, 7th Viscount Clifden (1883 - 1966) with the transfer of the house in 1953
Marks and inscriptions
Verso: in ink in 19th-century hand on label on back of frame: Lady Estcourt * *Lady (Caroline) Estcourt was the eldest full sister of Juliana, Lady Robartes
Makers and roles
The Hon. Caroline Anne Lyttleton, Mrs Reginald Pole-Carew (1777- Antony 1833), artist after Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), artist after George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802), artist
Mannings, 2000: David Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings. The Subject Pictures catalogued by Martin Postle, New Haven & London, 2000, no.1303, vol. I, p.344, vol. II, fig.982.