Frances Johnson (née Croke, the Begum Johnson; 1728-1812) hostess
Oil on canvas
height: 75.00 cm, width: 62.00 cm
Purchased from Spink & Son, May 1979
Collection of East India Company agent William Watts (third husband of the sitter); by descent to Edward Poore-Saurin-Watts (on loan to the Ministry of Works / Department of the Environment from 1950 to 1979); by whom sold through Sotheby's, London, on 21 March 1979 (Lot 22), as 'Portrait of Mrs F. Johnson', for £600; with Spink & Son; from whom purchased by the Department of the Environment in May 1979
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