Lionel Fanshawe (1627-87) of Cowley Hall, Derbyshire.

Object number

LDVAL 15

Physical description

Portrait of standing figure of a man turned slightly right. He is wearing a dark jacket, which has short sleeves so that the sleeves and cuffs of his undershirt are visible. These shirt sleeves are voluminous and tied at the wrist to form a ruffled cuff. He appears to be wearing a white collar. He is resting his right arm on a plinth, on which also rest a book. He has his left hand on his hip. He has dark hair and a moustache.

Condition

Notes

John Michael Wright (English); 1617 - 1694. The son of a London tailor, John Michael Wright took the unusual step of serving his apprenticeship, from 1636, with George Jamesone in Edinburgh. In the early 1640s Wright went to Rome, where he remained until 1656, becoming a member of the Academy of St Luke. On his return, he lived in London, but he travelled to Dublin in the late 1670s and to Rome in 1686. Wright is one of the most distinctive British-born painters of the seventeenth century, with a confident approach to his sitters and a subtle sense of colour.

Type

Portrait Painting

Size

whole height: 1300mm
width: 1060mm
Canvas height: 1120mm
width: 890mm

Collection type

Visual arts, Fanshawe Portraits

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Metadata
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypePortrait Painting
Collection type
Visual arts
Fanshawe Portraits