Augusta Raymond-Barker (British, 1827–1900)
The library, Fairford Park, Gloucestershire
Signed with initials and inscribed verso: Library Fairford Park ArB, watercolour over pencil
19.2 x 21.3 cm
In the collection of the Sir John Soane’s Museum are Soane’s working drawings showing alternatives for John Raymond-Barker for the library dating from 1789–90 (SM (3) 80/1/66 recto and verso (4) 81/2/98). They comprise three drawings on two sheets, a survey plan by John Sanders, a pupil from 1784 to 1789. Augusta Raymond-Barker, a keen watercolourist, married Colonel Sir Lumsley-Graham, Bt (1828–90). He fought in the Kaffir War of 1853 and the Crimean War.
Provenance: Augusta Raymond-Barker, Fairford Park, Gloucestershire; thence by family descent until 2016