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Isabella Lee and her grandson William Waller

This portrait of Isabella Lee was painted approximately 24 years after the group portrait of the Lee family by Joseph Highmore. This portrait shows Isabella, now in advancing old age, when all her children except their eldest son had left Coton. In contrast to her depiction as the proud matriarch in the group portrait, here she is shown in more sombre and reflective pose and with a more penetratin…