Art

Basset, Lady Elizabeth. (2 of 4). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

  • Add a note
    Log in to add a note at the bottom of this page.
  • All notes
  • My notes
  • Hide notes
Please click to leave a note

The British Library Board acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors to this recording and the rights of those not identified.
Legal and ethical usage »

Tags (top 25):
(No tags found for this item)
  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:25:36

  • Shelf mark

    C466/85

  • Subjects

    Art

  • Recording date

    1998-25-11

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, London, United Kingdom

  • Interviewees

    Basset, Lady Elizabeth, 1908-2000 (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 2. Lady Elizabeth Basset [EB] remarks on her uncle Bob (Lord Wendover) who was painted by Philip de László [PL]. Mentions that her brother was painted by Halliday. Discussion of other relatives painted by PL. Mentions that her family owns Lady Charlotte Legge and Lady Faversham paintings. EB remarks on her ancestors and paintings. Comments on her grandmother who was a Coke. Anecdote about family Christmas. Comments on her Grandfather (father’s father). EB’s parents had house in Patsall. EB describes paintings and photographs in her father’s house and their inclusion in Richard Wilson’s exhibition. Remarks on playing games as a child in Patsall. Mentions paintings made of herself now in her son’s possession. EB mentions that her grandparents (mother’s side) owned High Wycombe, Wycome Abbey. Remarks on her grandfather’s political leanings. EB’s grandmother was lady-in-waiting to Queen Alexandra. Grandfather friend of King Edward’s. Lent Abergenny by Queen Victoria where EB’s parents would go as children.

  • Metadata record:

    View full metadata for this item