Lady Frederick Campbell.
Stipple. Plate 348 x 234mm. 13¾" x 9¼". Very fine.
Lady Ferres petitioned her husband for divorce and the steward of the estate was asked to give evidence in the petition. The Countess was seen to be distraught, however when her husband, the Earl of Ferres, was subsequently arrested for the murder of the steward. He was hanged at Tyburn. Before he died, however, he cursed his wife and wished that she should experience a death more painful than his own. She subsequently married Lord Frederick Campbell and eventually died a very torturous death being burned in a fire in the tower of Combe Bank. All that was found of her in the ruins was the bone of one thumb which was buried at Combe Bank. The ghost of Lady Frederick Campbell is said to still haunt the ground of the estate at Combe Bank, Sundridge.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection.
[Ref: 9205] £260.00