Elizabeth Davie nee Acland
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas, previously believed to be Cecily Wrothe, Lady Acland, English School, 1720. Now believed to be sister of Hugh Acland 6th Baronet. A three-quarter-length portrait of the daughter of Sir Thomas Wrothe 3rd Bt and Mary Osbaldeston. She married, firstly, in 1721, Sir Hugh Acland 6th Bt (1697-1728) and, secondly, in 1729 the Reverend Thomas Troyte (d.1750) of Silverton (Huntsham), Devon, seated turned slightly to the right, head turned back somewhat to left, gazing at spectator. black hair dark eyes, her left arm resting on a curtained ledge, her right hand holding a sprig of orange-blossom resting on her lap. Wearing a dark blue satin décolleté dress with pink ribbon crossing to bodice, showing white chemise at breast and cuffs of sleeves. A red drape hangs from the right over the ledge and under her left arm. Her Wroth coat of arms impaled with Acland in the top left-hand corner.
Proabably given to the sitter's brother-in-law, Richard Acland ( b. c. 1700), and thence by descent in the Hoare family; bought by the National Trust at Christie's on 9 March 1995
Killerton, The Acland Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist