Cardinal Charles Januarius Edward Acton (1803-1847)

possibly Italian School
National Trust Inventory Number 135591

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1810 - 1811
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 330 x 248 mm (13 x 9 3/4 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Coughton Court, Warwickshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Coughton Court, Warwickshire, Midlands, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, Cardinal Charles Januarius Edward Acton (1803-1847) as a Boy, possibly Italian School (previously English School), circa 1810. A half-length portrait, slightly to left, in pale mauve cloak fastened at the neck, in dark cassock. He came to school in England, at the age of eight in the year his father died, in 1811.


Purchased by the National Trust in 1993 through private treaty sale with NHMF aid

Credit line

Coughton Court, The Throckmorton Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

Verso: Liverpool Catholic Exhibition, no. 87

Makers and roles

possibly Italian School, artist
previously catalogued as attributed to British (English) School, artist

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Maker Italian School (395)
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Subjects Cardinal Charles Januarius Edward Acton (1803-1847) (3)
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Record Status


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