Oil painting on canvas, Thomas William Coke, later 2nd Earl of Leicester (1822-1909) and his Brother the Hon. Edward Keppel Coke (1824-1889) by Samuel Lane (1780-1859), circa 1830. Two half-length portraits of young boys, standing side by side, facing, gazing at the spectator, their arms round each other the one on the left wearing a red velvet suit with white frill-collared shirt and the younger one on the right wearing a blue jacket and cream trousers with a white frill-collared shirt. The two sons of the 1st Earl of Leicester and his second wife Lady Anne Keppel.
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)
Marks and inscriptions
Verso: inscribed on ink on stretcher: Viscount Coke&/ Honble Edwd Coke the eldest sones of J. W. Coke Earl of Leicester/ by S. Lane
Makers and roles
Samuel Lane (Kings Lynn 1780 – Ipswich 1859), artist