Viscountess Folkestone

WAG 229


Three-quarter length portrait of a female figure. She is posed in slight profile, resting her left forearm against a stone pillar. Her right arm is bent so that her right hand holds her left forearm. She looks towards the right of the picture plane, her eyes cast slightly downwards, with a sad, thoughtful expression. Her mouth is firmly set. She wears a dress of white satin [?] and lace, with a sheer shawl draped over her head and shoulders, partially covering her greying hair. The background is indistinct. Dark green drapes occupy the top of the composition.