About this image
'Carolina Lady Scarsdale, With her Son the Honourable John Curzon', half-length as if Madonna and child by Raphael [Caroline, 1733-1812, wife of Nathaniel, 1st Baron Scarsdale: John, 1759-1794], painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, made by James Watson, published by Robert Sayer, late 18th cent.
Carolina Colyear was the wife of Nathanial Curzon, 2nd Baron Scarsdale. Nathaniel Curzon was MP for Derbyshire 1775-1784.
The seat of the Scarsdale Barons was Kedleston Hall.
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.