About this artwork

For over forty years Ena Baxter worked with her husband to develop and market the family firm's - Baxters of Fochabers - wide range of food products, making the Speyside company into a household name. Mrs Baxter, herself an accomplished artist, chose Chen Yanning for this portrait commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. On the scales, beside her smiling figure, a tin of Royal Game soup is being weighed against a stoneware preserve jar.

  • title:
    Ena Baxter, 1924 - 2015. Businesswoman
  • accession number:
    PG 3175
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1999
  • measurements:
    101.60 x 116.80 cm (framed: 117.50 x 132.00 x 7.50 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased by commission 1999
  • copyright:
    © Painted by Chen Yanning, 1999

Chen Yanning

Chen Yanning