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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Caroline Blanche Elizabeth (née FitzRoy), Lady Lindsay (1844-1912), Writer and patron of the arts; wife of Sir Coutts Lindsay, 2nd Bt; daughter of Hon. Henry FitzRoy

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?c.1860
Miniature attributed to Kate Perugini, oval, head-and-shoulders to front, curly hair, wearing pearl necklace; untraced (with sitter’s descendants, 1937). Repr. Henrey 1937, facing p.228 (as ‘Lady Lindsay’); and as engr. by ‘A.A.H’, 'The Arts No.1’, Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, vol.1, 1910 (with attribution).

mid-1860s
Oil study by Coutts Lindsay, head-and-shoulders, full-face, wearing frilled white collar; untraced. Exh. RA 1870 (97); repr. Surtees 1993, pl.11.

Oil on canvas by Coutts Lindsay, whole-length, profile to right, seated by window with cockatoo and violin; priv. coll. Exh. RA 1868 (634); ref. Surtees 1993, p.133; repr. Henrey 1937, facing p.184.

1873
Pencil drawing, 349 x 248mm, by George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, signed and dated and inscr. upper right ‘Blanche Lindsay Naworth August 1873’, three-quarter-length, half-profile to right, seated holding violin upright; Mark Samuels Lasner Coll., on loan to U. of Delaware L., Newark, DE. Possibly exh. Grosvenor G., London, 1880 (523); exh. U. of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2002; and Grolier Club, New York, 2008; repr. Stetz 2007, p.75.

1874
Watercolour drawing by Joseph Middleton Jopling; see NPG 5401.

Pencil sketches by George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle:
(a) inscr. lower right ‘Lady Lindsay’, half-length, profile to right, leaning forwards turning page of music score.
(b) inscr. lower right ‘Lady Lindsay / Naworth 1874’, half-length to left, seated, looking down, left hand to cheek (only head, shoulders and arm fully delineated).
Both Castle Howard, not accessioned, Album 1, p.17.

Watercolour drawing by Louise Jopling, Looking Back, done at Balcarres, autumn 1874; untraced; ref. Jopling 1925, p.75.

1877
Oil on canvas, 1105 x 851mm, by George Frederic Watts, three-quarter-length, nearly full-face, turning to face viewer, standing playing violin; priv. coll.; on loan to Tate, 1912–47 and to John Rylands UL, U. of Manchester, c.1980–96; offered as loan to NPG 1975; see also export licence BI/00270/96. Exh. Grosvenor G., London, 1877 (34); Glasgow, 1878–9 (158); several Watts exhibitions in 1880s; Yale, 1996 (64); The Pleasures of Collecting, Bruce M., Greenwich, CT, 2002–3 (93); and G.F. Watts Portraits, NPG, London, 2004 (55); and The Cult of Beauty, V&A, London, 2011 (no cat. no); repr. as engr. by Louis Monzies L’Art, 1877; also repr. Muther 1895–6, vol.3, p.631; M.S. Watts, MS ‘Catalogue of the works of G.F. Watts’, compiled c.1910, 2 vols, Watts G. Archive, Compton, vol.ii, p.95 (typescript copy NPG); Surtees 1993, pl.14; Bryant 2004a, no.55; and Calloway & Orr 2011, p.169, fig.146. Seen also in photograph of G.F. Watts’ studio by Joseph Parkin Mayall
publ. in Stephens 1884.

1879
Oil on canvas, 591 x 692mm, by George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, whole-length, profile to right, standing in garden at Naworth Castle, Cumbria; Castle Howard, PO0944.

Oil on panel by Giovanni Costa, Lady in Green, whole-length, standing in the garden at Naworth Castle, Cumbria; priv. coll., Italy.


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1862
Photograph by unidentified photographer, probably in Nice, whole-length, seated, turning to camera, hair with centre parting and ringlets, wearing dark velvet bodice and horizontally striped skirt, holding sketch; prints with sitter’s descendants, 1937; and Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire, Green Album, Folio 34v: a. Repr. Henrey 1937, facing p.178.

1864
Albumen cartes-de-visite, by Thomas Buist, Elie (East Neuk of Fife), September 1864, two poses:
(a) 103 x 61mm, whole-length, full-face, wearing fur jacket, with husband Coutts Lindsay at Balcarres, Fife; colls NPG x8474; Earl of Crawford and Balcarres; and Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire, Green Album, Folio 34v: c. and Album 2, Folio f.33r. Repr. Surtees 1993, pl.10; Casteras & Denney 1996, no.6; Denny 2000, p.16; and MacCarthy 2011, pl.17.
(b) by a staircase at Balcarres, with her husband seated beside; Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire, Green Album, Folio 34v: d and Album 2, Folio f.33r.

1860s
Photograph by unidentified photographer (possibly Frederick Richard Window), oval vignette, head-and-shoulders to front, with centre parting, hair up, wearing square-necked bodice with velvet edge; repr. Jopling 1925, facing p.74.

1877
Photograph by unidentified photographer, taken at Beaulieu, Hants, whole-length, looking down, seated holding teacup and saucer, with husband standing behind; copy print, 242 x 168mm, coll. Hon. Mrs Brudenell, 2006. Repr. Surtees 1993, pl.20.

?1870s
Photograph by Thomas Rodger, whole-length to front, looking down, wearing oriental dress, shawl and turban, left hand touching plate of fruit on low table to right; U. of St Andrews photography coll.
Thomas Rodger operated in Kirkcaldy 1877–8, Edinburgh 1879–82 and London 1882–3; the sitter could have been photographed at any of these locations, before 1880.

1880s
Carbon print, 247 x 180mm, by Walery [Stanislas Julian, Count Ostrorog], with facsimile signature on mount lower right, whole-length, full-face, seated holding illuminated book in right hand; colls NPG x9146; and MEPL, London, 10076334. Exh. Yale, 1996 (60); repr. Walery 1888–96, vol.1, issue no.3 (Sept. 1888); and Surtees 1993, pl.21.

Photograph by Walery [Stanislas Julian, Count Ostrorog], three-quarter-length, wearing cape across shoulders, right hand on hip; publ. Walery 1888–96, vol.4, issue 45, Mar. 1892.

1890s
Platinum print, 200 x 155mm, by Cyril Flower, Lord Battersea, whole-length, seated in carved chair with footstool and bearskin rug, holding small book; NPG x15711.


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Photograph by unidentified photographer, half-length; Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire, Green Album, Folio 34v: b.

Dr Jan Marsh