Piers Wynne Yorke (1789-1837), as a boy

Joseph Allen (Birmingham 1770 – Erdington 1839)
National Trust Inventory Number 1151403

Category Paintings
Date circa 1795
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 711 x 546 mm (28 x 21 1/2 in)
Place of origin
Collection Erddig, Wrexham (Accredited Museum)
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Piers Wynne Yorke (1789-1837), as a boy by Joseph Allen (Birmingham 1770 – Erdington 1839), circa 1795. A half-length portrait of the first-born son of Philip Yorke I by his second wife, Diana Wynne of Dyffryn Aled, facing, holding a bow and a target behind him on the right in which there are three arrows. Formerly on display on the North Landing

Provenance

In an undated 19th century Erddig inventory as: "Mr Pierce Yorke - - Allen" and thence by descent;given by Philip Yorke III (1905 – 1978) along with the estate, house and contents to the National Trust in 1973

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: Paper label stuck to bottom centre of frame, inscribed: PYERS WYNNE OF DYFFRYN ALED (1784-1837)

Makers and roles

Joseph Allen (Birmingham 1770 – Erdington 1839), artist

References

Erddig 1800-29 Inventory of contents of Erddig, 1800-1829, "Mr. Pierce Yorke - - Allen"

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Collection Erddig, Wrexham (Accredited Museum) (15815)
Periods 18th century (85093)
Maker Joseph Allen (Birmingham 1770 – Erdington 1839) (19)
Subjects Piers Wynne York (1789 -1837)  (1)
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