Half length portrait of Harriet Dutens (circa 1750-1773) the second of the three wives of Sir James Callendar of Craigforth and Ardkinglass.
Half length portrait of Harriet Dutens by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1772
© Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
- Oil on canvas
- 75 x 61 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,000 ( Total: £46,000)
- Acquired in:
- William Hardie Ltd
Reynolds depicts his subject as a young bride, seated in a white dress and brown mantle trimmed with ermine, and confronting the viewer with a open gaze and sweetness of expression. In the autumn of 1772 she visited Craigforth at Stirling, but did not live to become Lady Callendar as sadly she died in childbirth less than a year later at the age of 23.
Sir James Callander; by descent to Mrs E.E.Murray-Usher.
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