Riding Side-Saddle

Circa 1850


An appealing (unframed) watercolour of a young lady riding side-saddle and wearing black riding attire, her hat trimmed ostrich feathers and a blue veil.

The talented artist was Lady Augusta Minna Lyons Howard (1821-1886), daughter of Sir Edmund Lyons, British minister to Greece. It was in Greece that Lady Augusta met her future husband, Henry Granville Fitzalan-Howard (later the 14th Duke of Norfolk). Whilst a guest, Lord Fitzalan fell ill and was taken care of by Lady Augusta with whom he then fell in love. The pair married in 1839 and together had eleven children.

Item Ref. 7034e

Size: unframed, 175 x 122mm

Provenance: Lady Augusta's Personal Album