I was really interested in the paintings at Newstead Abbey and two of my favourites were of unidentified women. Both paintings are hung in the same room but these two women, from appearances, seem to have very different backgrounds, one with a rather chaste look and the other less so.
Newstead Abbey is not an NT property but last week Radio 4 'Great Lives' featured Director General of the National Trust James Lees-Milne who worked for the Trust between 1936 and 1966. It was a very interesting listen
You can see more pictures from Newstead Abbey on my Flickr here.