Miss Bosanquet (British, . mid 19th century)

The drawing room, Fairford Park, Gloucestershire

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Inscribed on mount: Fairford/Miss Bosanquet, watercolour over traces of pencil

19.5 x 30.5 cm

Soane’s changes to this room seem to have been restricted to the chimneypiece and the cornice, and the bookcases seen framing the composition of this watercolour. The two girls in purple are probably Augusta Raymond-Barker and her sister Leonora. The artist was presumably a relative of the girls’ mother Harriet Bosanquet.

Provenance: Augusta Raymond-Barker, Fairford Park, Gloucestershire; thence by family descent until 2016