Richard Fanshawe (1648-59), 3rd son of Sir Richard Fanshawe

Object number



Richard Fanshawe, 3rd son of Sir Richard (see no.26) and Ann Fanshawe (see no.8). He was born on 8th June 1648 at his aunt, Lady Bedell's (see no.529), home in Hamerton. Lady Bedell was also his godmother. The first of three sons to be named Richard, he died of smallpox at the age of 11. He died in the Faubourg de St. Germain in Paris on 23rd October 1659, and is buried in the Protestant churchyard there. This is a copy of part of the picture of Sir Richard with his son, possibly painted after Richard jnr's death.

Physical description

3/4 length portrait of young boy standing by a table. He wears a brown satin doublet with slashes front and back and paned sleeves, both of which show cream satin lining. His white linen undershirt is visible at the cuffs of the doublet. He also has a white linen falling band. He has shoulder length brown wavy hair. Only his left hand is visible which is resting on the table or pillar. On plain brown background.



Portrait Painting


whole height: 950mm
width: 830mm
Canvas height: 750mm
width: 620mm

Collection type

Visual arts, Fanshawe Portraits

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