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Attributed to Verelst, Willem (Dutch artist, active by 1732, died 1756, active in England) , Thomas Tufton 6th Earl of Thanet

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Title Thomas Tufton 6th Earl of Thanet
Collection Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal
Artist Attributed to Verelst, Willem (Dutch artist, active by 1732, died 1756, active in England)
Previously attributed to Verelst family (Dutch family of artists, active 17th-18th centuries)
Date Earliest about 1700
Date Latest about 1750
Description A similar painting of the 6th Earl, but with the sitter reversed and wearing a white wig, is in the collection of Skipton Castle. This painting is possibly a later work, which draws from the Skipton painting. Thomas Tufton (1644-1729) was the grandson of Lady Anne Clifford. The ''Good Earl'' as he was known, enjoyed possession of his estates for 45 years, earning 1,500 a year. He was, however, a very charitable man, giving donations to schools, churches, hospitals and especially to aid the poor of the parish. He preserved the castle at Skipton and considerably rebuilt Appleby, but Brough, Brougham and Pendragon castles were used as quarries or otherwise dismantled.
Current Accession Number AH 2282/81
Inscription front ul 'Thomas Tufton'; front ur 'Earl of Thanet'
Subject portrait (Tufton, Thomas, 6th Earl of Thanet)
Measurements 76.1 x 63.9 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Unknown.
Rights Owner Lakeland Arts Trust
Author Lisa Howard
 

 

 

 

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