portrait of a lady of the haworth family c1850 english school

Portrait of a Lady of the Haworth Family, c.1850; English School.


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Oil on canvas in a good quality period gilt frame.
A charming and insightful portrait of a lady of the Haworth family of Hull, Yorkshire. The Haworths were an old and influential Yorkshire family of Haworth Hall, Dunswell, Hull, Yorkshire. They were timber merchants and extensive landowners, some of them Baronets.
The sitter wears a gold mounted tiger's claw around her neck, an exotic and rare item; it seems probable that it was a gift from someone who had been to India, perhaps a military man. It is possible that this lady is Cordelia Wintour, daughter of Reverend Fitzgerald Wintour and Jane Elizabeth Dayrell, who married Benjamin Haworth in 1853. Haworth held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant in the service of the 1st Brigade, Yorkshire Artillery Volunteers. On 6 July 1869 his name was legally changed to Benjamin Blaydes Haworth-Booth by Royal Licence. (The Blaydes and the Booths were rich and powerful merchant families who had married into the Haworths.) He held the office of Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant; he was also admitted to the Inner Temple and was entitled to practice as a barrister-at-law.
SIZE: 36 x 30 inches inc. frame.
PROVENANCE: Haworth Hall, then by descent in the family to a branch which settled in Oxfordshire. Deceased estate.
Internal Ref: 8998


Height = 91 cm (36")
Width = 76 cm (30")
Depth = 5 cm (2")

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