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Frances Woodley (1760–1823), Mrs Henry Bankes II

Photo credit: National Trust Images

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This is a full-length portrait of the eldest daughter of William Woodley (1728–1793) and Frances Payne (1738–1813). She is standing elegantly in a landscape setting, leaning against a pedestal covered with a crimson cloth, wearing white edged with gold. According to the artist's records of sittings, the work was painted during the winter of 1780/1781, before Frances Woodley, 'one of the most remarkable beauties of the day', married Henry Bankes the younger (1757–1834) in 1784.

National Trust, Kingston Lacy

Wimborne Minster

  • Date

    1780–1781

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    235 x 145 cm

  • Accession number

    1257070

  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by Ralph Bankes, 1981

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Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 4EA England

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