- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 955 x 745 mm
frame: 1235 x 1038 x 90 mm
- Presented by the artist 1913
N02957 LADY WANTAGE 1911
Inscr. ‘P.A. László 1911. VII. Wantage’ t.l.
Canvas, 29×37 1/4 (73·5×94·5).
Presented by the artist 1913.
Lit: Oakley Williams (ed.), Selections from the Works of P.A. de László, n.d. (1925), p.150; Owen Rutter, Portrait of a Painter, 1939, p.267.
Repr: Hesketh Hubbard, A Hundred Years of Painting 1851–1951, 1951, pl.102.
Harriet Sarah, Lady Wantage, daughter of Samuel Jones Loyd, 1st Baron Overstone. In 1858 married Robert James Lindsay (1832–1901), later, 1885, Baron Wantage, soldier and politician. Both were great benefactors of the University of Reading.
A sketch, painted one Sunday morning on Lady Wantage's return from church. Another portrait, begun in 1909 and exh. R.A., 1911 (338), is in the possession of the sitter's descendant Captain C.L. Loyd (repr. Williams, op. cit., facing p.148, and Rutter, op. cit., facing p.272).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I