Lieutenant-General Richard Onslow (d.1760)
manner of Hans Hysing (Stockholm 1678 – London 1753)
[Saved] Oil painting on canvas, Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Onslow (d.1760) in the manner of Hans Hysing (Stockholm 1678 – London 1753). Three-quarter-length portrait of a man, standing, turned to the right, gazing at the spectator, holding the hilt of his sword with his left hand and gesturing to the left with his right hand, powdered shoulder-length wig, and wearing a breastplate over a red waistcoat and under a dark green coat. A helmet sits on a table on the left. Sir Richard was the younger son of Foote Onslow (1655-1710) and Rose Bridges (d.1728) and younger brother of Rt Hon Arthur Onslow (1691-1768) Speaker of the House of Commons. He was MP for Guildford from 1727-1760.
Purchased by the Ministry of Public Building and Works in 1963 from the 6th Earl, transferred to the National Trust in 1977
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manner of Hans Hysing (Stockholm 1678 – London 1753), artist