Miss Selby (British, . mid 19th century)
Netley Abbey, Hampshire
Pen and brown ink and wash over traces of pencil, inscribed verso: Miss Selby/Netley Abbey
18.5 x 23.5 cm
This drawing is reminiscent of the work of Heneage Finch (1751–1812), Viscount Guernsey, 4th Earl of Aylesford from 1777, whose lively penwork was his hallmark. The work of his siblings and children share this attribute, and it may be that Miss Selby knew one of them and was influenced by their style.
Provenance: Augusta Raymond-Barker, Fairford Park, Gloucestershire; thence by family descent until 2016