Called John Bourchier (1684-1736)
attributed to Jonathan Richardson the elder (London 1665 – London 1745)
Art / Oil paintings
Oil on canvas
762 x 635 mm (30 x 25 in)Order this image
Beningbrough Hall, North Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
Oil painting on canvas, identified as John Bourchier (1684-1736), attributed to Jonathan Richardson the elder (London 1665 – London 1745), circa 1720. A painted oval head-and-shoulders portrait, to the left, head facing, in a long wig, wearing a lace cravat and mauve cloak. John Bourchier was the builder of the current Beningbrough Hall.
Probably consigned for restoration by Lewis Payan Dawnay in 1892; Chesterfield and Dawnay Collections; Curtis and Henson sale catalogue, June 1958, lot 1164, as "A bust portrait of John, father of John Bourchier of Beningbrough, with powdered wig, mauve cloak and white stock (in oval)", "by or attributed to" Sir Godfrey Kneller; accepted in lieu of tax from HM Treasury, from the estate of Lady Chesterfield (1878-1957) in 1958.
Marks and inscriptions
On the back of the painting, similar to the label on CMS 1191142: Colonel the Hon. L. P. Dawnay / No.105
Makers and roles
attributed to Jonathan Richardson the elder (London 1665 – London 1745), artist previously catalogued as attributed to British (English) School, artist