This picture shows Hubert and Anne (née Clements) Hussey and their daughter in the grounds of their home, Wargrave Hill House, Berkshire. Benjamin Wilson was one of the leading portrait painters in England during the 1750s. As well as having a successful portrait practice, Wilson was renowned for scenery painting, but was best known to contemporaries as a scientist.
The present work has previously been attributed to Johan Zoffany by Lady Victoria Manners (op. cit.). Early in his career Zoffany worked in Wilson's studio and was much influenced by his style.