Not a typical Caffieri
Portrait of a Lady is an oil on panel, painted by Hector Caffieri, (1847-1932) born in Cheltenham to French parents. He studied in Paris and became a fine draughtsman and watercolourist
This portrait is not typical of his work as he was more well known for his fishing scenes of English and French ports, his coastal landscapes, children and his depictions of flowers. He exhibited widely and hid paintings are still as sought after today.
This was donated in 1945 by Annie Mary Catterall, the widow of Architect, Frederick William Catterall (1850-1923) who designed the Grand Hotel in Lytham St Annes in 1897, nicknamed “the golfers’ hotel’. The Catteralls lived locally for a time and were themselves keen golfers.
Frederick was also an artist. We have his painting of Teignhead in the Collection, and in his younger days, he was a founder member of Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club.