“This foot-square head and
shoulders portrait was probably bought in an antique shop because of the attractive
composure of the sitter.
It hung in my mother-in-law's house since 1939
or earlier, and on her death it passed to my wife . As we are both fond of the picture it now
hangs in our home.
The signature 'R S Forrest' is on the bottom right corner
but there is no indication regarding the identity of the sitter, or where or
when it was painted.
I'd be delighted if you could answer
any of these questions."
Angus Murchison, Glasgow, Scotland: December