Simon Yorke IV (1903-1966)
Jacqueline D. Geldart (b.1942)
Oil painting on canvas. Painting of Simon Yorke IV (1903-1966) by Jacqueline D. Geldart (b. 1942), signed and dated, bottom right: J. D. Geldart./ 1977. A half-length portrait, facing, in dark blue dress as High Sheriff, holding a ?tricorn cap in right hand, and a sword hilt at his left. Painted from a photograph taken in 1936 and when the artist only had the use of one eye.
Commissioned in 1977; given by Phillip Yorke III (1905-1978) along with the estate, house and contents to the National Trust.
Erddig, The Yorke Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Recto: Signed and dated bottom right: J.D. Geldart / 1977
Makers and roles
Jacqueline D. Geldart (b.1942), artist
Erddig, Clwyd: 1995 [The National Trust] 1995, pp.45-46 "DINING ROOM PICTURES JACQUELINE GELDART Signed and dated 1977 Penultimate owner of Erdeig and sullen enemy of the National Coal Board, whose workings were undermining the house. Painted posthumously from a photograph taken in 1936."