henry william pickersgill

Emily Maria Pickersgill in Spanish Costume (c.1850). Henry William Pickersgill, RA (English, 1782-1875). Oil on canvas. National Trust, Benthall Hall.

Pickergill’s early subjects were varied and included landscapes and classical and historical themes, but he eventually settled to portraiture as his specialty. Emily Maria Pickersgill (1837-1924), about age 13 in this portrait. was later Mrs George Hebberd Cable.