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Ladies Waldegrave

'The Ladies Walgrave', by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), painted in 1780. 'The Ladies Walgrave', by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), painted in 1780. Copyright National Galleries Scotland, acc. no. NG 2171.

'The Ladies Waldegrave' was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) in 1780. Now in the Scottish National Gallery, it shows the three daughters of the 2nd Earl Waldegrave (1715-1763) together working their embroidery. The painting, without the frame, measures 143 x 168.30 cm.

Lady Charlotte Maria (1761-1808) to the left holds a skein of silk. Lady Elizabeth Laura (1760-1816) in the middle winds the silk onto a card. Lady Anna Horatia (1762-1801; she married Vice-Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour), sitting to the right, works a tambour frame and uses a tambour hook.

National Galleries Scotland online catalogue (retrieved 16 July 2016).

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