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attributed to Barbara Anderson of Moredun, David and John Wauchope

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Doddington Hall
Title(s)
David and John Wauchope
Date
? c. 1840s
Location
Tiger Room
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 71 cm, Overall width: 84 cm
Artist
attributed to Barbara Anderson of Moredun
Catalogue Number
DN51

Description

The precise identity of the children in the portrait is unknown. They are members of the Wauchope family, whose portraits came to Doddington via the marriage in 1906 of Helen Constance Hunter Blair (DN40), daughter of Elizabeth Wauchope, to Charles Francis Cracroft Jarvis. There is a family tradition that the two boys featured in the portrait were the inspiration for The Children of the New Forest, Captain Frederick Marryat’s popular novel of 1847. It has been suggested that the artist may be the amateur, Barbara Anderson, of Moredun, near Edinburgh.

by Martin Postle

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