This drawing was made by Susan Alice Dashwood, a descendant of Sir James Dashwood (1715-1779), 2nd baronet, who built Kirtlington Park―a house whose elegant Rococo dining room is now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here we see the grounds in 1900, with cows grazing near trees that frame the house. The estate belonged at this date to the artist's brother Sir George John Egerton Dashwood, 6th baronet (1851–1933), who would sell it in 1909 to the earl of Leven and Melville.
Inscription: Signed and dated in graphite at lower right: "Kirtlington Oxon. / Alice Dashwood / Oct. 1900"
Inscribed on verso of frame (now removed, in Drawing Dept. Archives): "I wish to leave this watercolor of Kirtlington Park Oxfordshire by Alice Dashwood to the Metropolitan Museum / James Parker 3/15/72"
James Parker (American); Donor: James Parker (American)
James Parker, William Rieder, Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide, Wolfram Koeppe, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Period Rooms in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1996, pp. 142-3, illustrates two other watercolors by the artist of the interior of house.