Catalogue entry

N04944 THE HON. MRS ADAMS c. 1901

Not inscribed.

Canvas, 35 1/2×29 1/4 (90×74).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping and Clarke Funds) 1938.
Exh: N.E.A.C., summer 1918 (74).

The portrait dates from about 1901 and the sitter is Mildred, youngest child and only daughter of Sir John Duke, 1st Baron Coleridge (1820–94), Lord Chief Justice of England, and his first wife, Lady Jane Fortescue (née Seymour, died 1878). Mildred married Charles Warren Adams.

Another portrait, ‘The late Hon. Mrs Adams, daughter of the late Lord Coleridge, Lord Chief Justice of England’, was exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1944 (351). This is almost certainly the same painting later shown at Agnew's in November–December 1947 (45) and included in the Tate Gallery Memorial Exhibition of May–June 1952 (4), canvas, 35×27 in., lent by the artist's executors. This other portrait shows her reading.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II