Signed l.r.: Shirley Slocombe 1901. Oil on canvas, 74.9cm by 62.2cm.
The Hon. Myra Orde-Powlett (1879-1973) was the wife of William, 5th Marquess of Exeter (1876-1956). The portrait was painted in the year of their marriage and exhibited at the Royal Academy the same year. The artist also painted a portrait of the 5th Marquess which is dated 1907. (PIC235)