Annie Dixon (1817-1901) Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Charles Henry Douglas-Pennant (1837-1884) and Eleanor Frances Susan Douglas (b.1839), seated on a gold upholstered chair; the former, wearing blue velvet spotted dress with matching sash, white frilled chemise and socks, black patent shoes, his brown hair worn short and parted to the left, he holds a lily stalk between his fingers; the latter, wearing white off-the-shoulder dress edged with lace, the sleeves dressed with blue ribbon bows, white socks and black patent shoes, her brown hair centrally parted and curled in ringlets framing her face, she holds a bouquet of pink roses in her arms
Lot 121
Annie Dixon
(1817-1901)
Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Charles Henry Douglas-Pennant (1837-1884) and Eleanor Frances Susan Douglas (b.1839), seated on a gold upholstered chair; the former, wearing blue velvet spotted dress with matching sash, white frilled chemise and socks, black patent shoes, his brown hair worn short and parted to the left, he holds a lily stalk between his fingers; the latter, wearing white off-the-shoulder dress edged with lace, the sleeves dressed with blue ribbon bows, white socks and black patent shoes, her brown hair centrally parted and curled in ringlets framing her face, she holds a bouquet of pink roses in her arms
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,700 - 2,600
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Lot Details
Annie Dixon (1817-1901)
Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Charles Henry Douglas-Pennant (1837-1884) and Eleanor Frances Susan Douglas (b.1839), seated on a gold upholstered chair; the former, wearing blue velvet spotted dress with matching sash, white frilled chemise and socks, black patent shoes, his brown hair worn short and parted to the left, he holds a lily stalk between his fingers; the latter, wearing white off-the-shoulder dress edged with lace, the sleeves dressed with blue ribbon bows, white socks and black patent shoes, her brown hair centrally parted and curled in ringlets framing her face, she holds a bouquet of pink roses in her arms.
Pencil and watercolour on paper, mounted within rectangular gilt wood frame.
Rectangular, 296mm (11 5/8in) high
Provenance: Ellison Fine Art

Footnotes

  • Archibald and Eleanor were the youngest of the five children born to Edward Gordon Douglas, 1st Baron Penrhyn (1800-1886) and his first wife Juliana Isabella Mary Pennant (d.1842). The elder Douglas-Pennant children were as follows: Caroline (b. circa 1834-1924); Emma (b. circa 1835) and George (1836-1907).

    Archibald married the Honorable Harriet Gifford, daughter of Robert Francis Gifford, 2nd Baron Gifford of St Leonard's, on 5 January 1865. The couple had seven children: Frank (1865-1967); Claud (1867-1955); Muriel (1869-1962); Algernon (1872-1925); Rachel (1874-1968); Edric (1878-1887); Archibald (1881-1971).

    Eleanor and Archibald's father, Edward, remarried in 1846. He went on to have eight children with his second wife, Lady Maria Louisa FitzRoy (1818-1912).
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