About this image
Portrait seen bust-length in three-quarter profile to right within oval frame, her hair done high, wearing silk cloaked around her.
Elizabeth Kerr (nee Fortescue) born in London, was married to William Kerr, 5th Marquess of Lothian.
Although originally a Scottish Peer family, the Kerrs moved to Melbourne Hall in 1906 when Annabel Cowper married Lord Walter Kerr.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.