Sir William Yonge, 4th Bt (c. 1693- 1755) of Escot, Devon
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas (oval), Sir William Yonge, 4th Bt (c.1693- 1755) of Escot, Devon. An oval framed half-length portrait of a young man in a blue coat and white stock, looking to right, with his left hand on his waist. Sir William Yonge of Escot Devon was the son of Sir William Yonge of Colyton, Devon. William Yonge was elected MP for Honiton in 1722 and succeeded his father as 4th Baronet in 1731. Active in government he rose to Vice-Treasurer of Ireland in 1746. He was 16 years old when depicted in this portrait. It is believed to have belonged to the grandfather of Mary Parminter who is known to have recieved other gifts (porcelain) from the Yonge family. Inscription verso black ink on canvas "Sir W. Yonge" also a partially obscured label on frame verso "Sir William Yonge, father of Sir George Yonge that faimily intermarried....."
Original Parminter item that was removed by Stella Tudor upon her marriage in 1880; taken with her to the Vicarage of Turkdean then East Garston and, after her death, with her husband to Reading. Upon his death this item was recorded in both the 1925 and the 1930 Probate and Valuation Inventory and was then passed to his daughters Margaret and Stella Tudor who returned it to A la Ronde upon Margaret’s purchase of the property in 1930. Purchased from Mrs Tudor Perkins 1991.
A la Ronde, The Parminter Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist