Emma Durning and Anne Holt

WAG 8709


This portrait of George Holt’s mother and elder sister is set in their home in Lodge Lane. Mrs Holt is wearing a watered silk dress. Anne, the eldest of the six Holt children and in her thirty-fifth year at the date of the portrait, is in a white muslin and satin dress. The porcelain casket visible in the picture is also on show in Sudley House. Westcott, a successful local portraitist who moved to London around the date of this commission, charged £210 for this work together with three chalk drawings of Anne’s brothers.