Oil painting on canvas, Richard Parminter II (1676-1761) of Broadgate, British (English) School, circa 1715-25. An oval painted, half-length portrait of Richard Parminter, Jane and Mary Parminter's paternal grandfather, as a young man. He was the son of Richard Parminter I who married Jane Rowles in 1675 who died a year later in childbirth. He married Jane Lavington (1685 - 1761) in 1708. He is viewed from the side, facing right, but looking out at the spectator. He wears a mid-length grey wig and a brown velvet coat with a waistcoat which is unbuttoned across the chest to reveal a white chemise and lace cravat. The sitter is set against a dark-brown background.
They had eight children, one of whom was John Parminter whose daughter Jane Parminter (1750 - 1811), was the builder of A la Ronde. He was christianed in Barnstaple on 30th August 1676. He became Recorder of Tiverton in 1748. His eldest son Richard Parminter III ( 1710 - 1772) was the grandfather of Mary Parminter and John who was the father of Jane Parminter.
Purchased from Mrs Tudor Perkins, 1990
A la Ronde, The Parminter Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist