Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd

  • Black and white chalk with watercolour on blue paper
  • 14 ½ × 11 ⅜ inches · 370 × 290 mm
  • Inscribed verso:
    ‘RN Angelica Kauffman Sketch of Ld Northwick’s Daughter’ and in another hand:
    ‘EGSC’ [E. G. Spencer-Churchill]
    Drawn 1773


  • Rebecca, Lady Rushout;
  • By descent to John Rushout, 2nd Lord Northwick, son of the above; 
  • By descent to George Rushout, 3rd Lord Northwick, nephew of the above;
  • Elizabeth Augusta Bateman-Hanbury, wife of the above;
  • Capt Edward G Spencer-Churchill; grandson of the above;
  • His sale, Sotheby’s, Nov 4, 1920, lot 383;
  • W.H. Stephenson;
  • Reginald Humphris;
  • By descent, private collection to 2018


  • Lady Victoria Manners and Dr G.C. Williamson, Angelica Kauffmann R.A.: Her Life and her Works, London, 1924, repr. p. 64;
  • Angela Rosenthal, ‘Kauffman and Portraiture’ in Ed. Wendy Wassyng Roworth, Angelica Kauffman: A Continental Artist in Georgian England, London, 1992, p.111;
  • Ed. Bettina Baumgärtel, Angelika Kauffmann 1741-1807: Eine Dichterin mit dem Pinsel, exh. cat., Düsseldorf, 1998, cat. no.95, listed under ‘zeichnung’ as being in the collection of W.H. Stephenson, p.211.

Private collection, USA