Agnes Critchley (1748–1828) was a prosperous Leyland innkeeper who helped to establish the Fox Lane colony of weavers' houses. The picture forms a pair with that of her son-in-law 'John Walton', she poses with her needlework, he with his snuff box.
Where to see this painting?
South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre
The Old Grammar School
Church Road, Leyland, Lancashire, England, PR25 3FJ
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More on this painting
gift from the Trustees of Osbaldeston's Charity, 1988