Circle of George Romney (Beckside 1734-1802 Kendal)
Portrait of a lady, said to be Frances Woodley, half-length, in a white dress with blue sash and a pink shawl standing before a landscape oil on canvas 76.7 x 63.7cm (30 3/16 x 25 1/16in).
Frances Woodley was the daughter of William Woodley, Governor of the Leeward Islands and renowned as a great beauty of her day. She married in 1784 Henry Banks of Kingston Lacy, Dorset, Member of Parliament for Corfe Castle. She died at Old Palace Yard, London, 22 November, 1822, aged 62. A long notice concerning Frances appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine of 1823, part II, p. 641.