Portrait showing Susanna Oakes, who ran the circulating library at Ashbourne from about 1795 until 1801, seated in a ladder-back chair with a backdrop of shelved books. She is seated beside an occasional table, her quill pen within reach, in an attitude of contemplative thought. Her left arm is clearly seen to have a muscle wasting disease, and a cane resting against the chair confirms some form of disability.
- Title: Susanna Oakes [graphic] : keeper of the circulating library at Ashborne [sic] in the County of Derby.
- Publication: [Derby : J. Drewry, 1802?]
Portraits Oa11 no. 1
Acquired July 2015