English School, circa 1730
Catherine Pawson (née Fairfax) (1701-1767), wearing white dress, slashed at her sleeve to reveal her white chemise, white buttons to her bodice and sleeve, blue stole draped over her right arm, her brown hair upswept and falling before her right shoulder.
Oil on copper, turned pearwood frame, the reverse inscribed Catherine Fairfax/ daughter of/ admiral R Fairfax/ Los** 1709/ lived at/ Newton Kyme/ Son of W R Fairfax.
Oval, 125mm (4 15/16in) high
Provenance: By family descent