A head and shoulders portrait of the artist's housekeeper at Pennance Cottage, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Fouracre.

It is a study for the painting 'The Message' in Falmouth Art Gallery, which is a rare example of a domestic interior.


Sold at David Messum Fine Art, London, 1987, to a private collector in the USA; sold at auction in USA in 1996, bought by a dealer; bought by Paisnel in early 1997.


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