Thomas Francis Anson, 3rd Earl of Lichfield (1856-1918)

Frank Moss Bennett (Liverpool 1874 – London 1953)
National Trust Inventory Number 1271060

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1920 (signed and dated)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 978 x 787 mm (38 1/2 x 31 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
On show at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire, Midlands, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Thomas Francis Anson, 3rd Earl of Lichfield (1856-1918) by Frank Moss Bennett (1874-1953), signed and dated: F M Bennett 1920. A three-quarter-length portrait, seated, turned to the left, gazing at the spectator, hands clasped together, grey hair, moustache, wearing a brown jacket and trousers, wing-collar shirt with blue tie. A great temperance campaigner, he was found shot in the woods by the estate.


Transferred to the National Trust with Shugborough’s park and contents of the state rooms, in part-payment of death-duties to the Treasury, following the death of Thomas, 4th Earl of Lichfield (1883 - 1960)

Credit line

Shugborough, The Anson Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

1920 (signed and dated)

Makers and roles

Frank Moss Bennett (Liverpool 1874 – London 1953), artist

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Place of origin England (253110)
Materials Canvas (10117)
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Oil paint (8600)
Category Art / Oil paintings (12642)
Collection Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire (3991)
Periods 20th century (182276)
Maker Frank Moss Bennett (Liverpool 1874 – London 1953) (19)
Subjects Thomas Francis Anson, 3rd Earl of Lichfield (1856-1918) (1)
Object Type Oil painting (14440)

Record Status


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