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Watercolour - Studies For Lady Beauchamp, Madresfield Court Chapel

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ŠThe Payne Family

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1979P44
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1903 c - 1903 c

Maker Information

Watercolourist:Henry Payne - View biography for Henry Payne


The decoration of the chapel at Madresfield Court near Malvern in Worcestershire, was the masterpiece of the Birmingham School's essays in decorative painting. Payne received the commission from Lettice Grosvenor, sister of the Duke of Westminster, as a present to William, Seventh Earl of Beauchamp, to mark their wedding in 1902. This study in pencil and watercolour was for the countess's portrait, in wedding dress, which was placed to the left side of the chapel's altar and to which her six children were later added.

Presented by the artist's son, Edward Payne, in memory of his father, 1979.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Pencil and Watercolour.

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Height:493 mm
Width:685 mm