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Portrait of an elderly lady seated on a chair. The chair is upholstered in green cut velvet with the brass fixing tacks visible over the top. Behind the woman is draped a red velvet curtain. The lady is wearing a black silk dress with a white lace collar, at the bottom/centre of which is a red and a pink rose. She is wearing a lace cap over her white hair.

Martha Whistler Webster (1729–1810) was a Scot and daughter of Doctor Nairn the Dean of Battle. She married Sir Whistler Webster.

English Heritage, Battle Abbey



Lady Martha Whistler Webster




oil on canvas


H 76.2 x W 63.5 cm

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purchased at Christie's, 1998

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English Heritage, Battle Abbey

High Street, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AD England

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