Plas Newydd en peintre

These charming “vignettes” were painted by Mary Parker (d 1864), later Lady Leighton, of Sweeney Hall,  Oswestry, an amateur artist, friend and visitor to The Ladies. It was she who secretly sketched them (Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby) in 1828, making pencil drawings in a small notebook hidden under the library table. The sketch was later worked up to a watercolour and into an engraving by R.J. Lane, A.R.A. The original watercolour, in an elaborate frame, hangs in the library at Plas Newydd (see below).

The drawings, contributed by Rose, will be followed up with more information when it becomes available.

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Lady Leighton at National Library of Wales

Artworks at Victoria & Albert

Mary Parker: Yale’s Mary Leighton Collection

Lot 799, Tennants Auctioneers: Lady Mary Leighton

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Liz
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 08:55:12

    Rose and Kelly – these are so very beautiful and exciting…in particular, when I look at these works they make me feel as if I am right there, walking the grounds of Plas Newydd. Fantastic. Thank you for sharing!


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