Thomas Fanshawe 4th of Parsloes, (1696-1758)

Object number



c. 1720


Half length portrait of Thomas Fanshawe (1696-1758). Son of John Fanshawe of Parsloes and Wyresdale (1662-1699) (see LDVAL 43) and Mary Coke (1675-1713) (see LDVAL 35), he succeeded as 4th Fanshawe of Parsloes in 1699 at the age of three. He entered Westminster School in 1703 and matriculated at Jesus Collage, Oxford in 1713, three years before his 17th birthday and six weeks before the death of his mother. Graduating in 1716 he left Oxford for Lincoln's Inn. Eighteen months later he married, at St. Clements Danes, Francis Clerke (see LDVAL 60), daughter of the Vicar of Thame. Together they had five children: Alice (b. & d. 1719), Frances (1720-1795), Thomas (1722-1797) (see LDVAL 17), Maria (1724-1777) and John (b. & d. 1725). Once supposed to be Thomas Fanshawe (1721-97), son of the above, by Thomas Hudson, but since attributed to Richardson.

Physical description

Large rectangular portrait of standing figure, from knees up. The gentleman is leaning with his right arm on a plinth. He is wearing a long red jacket with a white cravat underneath. He has a black hat tucked under his left arm and his holding a white handkerchief in his left hand.



Portrait Painting


Whole length: 1470mm
width: 1220mm
Canvas height: 1240mm
width: 1000mm

Collection type

Visual arts, Fanshawe Portraits

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