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Portrait of Harriet Eyre of the Eyres of Newbold and Dronfield Woodhouse, 1778
Miss Frances Webb
Published: 14 May 1791
About this image
Daughter of Edward Eyre of Bath , whose family came from Newbold and Dronfield Woodhouse. See http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50706 for further information on the Eyres.
The inscription reads: This is the age, when human (bliss?) stands still and enjoys the good without th fear of ill.
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.