An Unknown Old Lady in Black
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas, An Unknown Old Lady in Black, British School, late 19th century. A half-length portrait of an old lady, turned slightly to the right, gazing at the spectator, seated her hands in her lap, white-haired, dressed in black with a black bonnet with hanging black ribbons.
The bequest of Margaret (Anderson) McEwan, The Hon. Mrs Ronald - later Dame Margaret - Henry Fulke Greville, DBE (1863-1942) from probate records linked with the donation of the property to the National Trust in 1943. This item found on the record for Polesden Lacey pictures, drawings etc., stored in the cellar, page 163.
Polesden Lacey, The McEwan Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
T. ALEXANDER HILL. / [Late of 67 Princes St] / Carver, Gilder and Picture Frame Maker, / Artists' Colourman to the Royal Scottish Academy, / PRINTSELLER AND PUBLISHER to Her Majesty. / 145 Princes Street, EDINBURGH / Oil Paintings, Engravings, etc Cleaned and Restored (printed label on reverse)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist