This pastel is probably the one recorded as the property of Mrs Weddell, a friend of Mary Hoare. In her widowhood Mrs Weddell lived at Newby Hall, Kent, not far from Mary and was left a number of pastels executed by Mary, by Prince Hoare, including one of Clytie. In Greek mythology, Clytie, daughter of the King of Babylon was spurned by the sun god Apollo in favour of her sister. She wasted away, and transformed into the flower that also turns its face towards the sun. We are grateful to Evelyn Newby for her help in preparing this catalogue entry.