Sir Harry Fetherstonhaugh, 2nd Bt MP (1754-1846) as a Boy

Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland RA (London 1735 – Winchester 1811)
National Trust Inventory Number 138279

Category Paintings
Date circa 1769 - 1770
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1295 x 1067 mm (51 x 42 in)
Place of origin
Collection Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex (Accredited Museum)
On show at Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Sir Harry Fetherstonhaugh, 2nd Bt MP (1754-1846) as a Boy by Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland RA (London 1735 – Winchester 1811), signed bottom left: N. D. pxt, 1769/70. A three-quarter-length portrait, running to the left in a landscape, with a greyhound; he is dressed in green and is carrying a spear. The only child of Sir Matthew Fetherstonhaugh and Sarah Lethieullier. Dance had studied with Batoni while in Rome from 1754 to 1765, which must have recommended him to the Fetherstonhaughs; this portrait of their only son was clearly inspired by Batoni's 'hunting' portraits of them in the Red Drawing Room.

Provenance

Eraly 19th century hanging-plans, in the Saloon: '6. Sir Harry Fetherston Dance' [over the door to the Satircas Hall]; and thence by inheritance and descent, until accepted in lieu of tax on the death of Admiral the Hon. Sir Herbert Meade-Fetherstonhaugh (1875-1964) in 1965 and transferred to the National Trust by the Treasury, September 1990

Credit line

Uppark, The Fetherstonhaugh Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

signed bottom N.D.pxt

Makers and roles

Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland RA (London 1735 – Winchester 1811), artist

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Place of origin
Materials Canvas (10041)
Oil paint (8301)
Category Paintings (12642)
Collection Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex (Accredited Museum) (2625)
Periods 18th century (86037)
Maker Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland RA (London 1735 – Winchester 1811) (33)
Subjects Sir Harry Fetherstonhaugh, 2nd Bt MP (1754-1846) (3)
Object Type Oil painting (12640)

Record Status

Enhanced

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