Thomas Heyton

Thomas Leigh (fl.1634 – 1643)
National Trust Inventory Number 337038.1

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1634 (signed in ligature and dated)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 698 x 584 mm (27 1/2 x 23 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Trerice, Cornwall (Accredited Museum)
On show at Trerice, Cornwall, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Thomas Heyton, by Thomas Leigh (fl.1634 – 1643), signed and dated: T L (TL in ligature) fecit 1634' and inscribed with a motto on the scroll: Pulvis Arte Servatus. / Artis non est Aeternare. [The mortal man is preserved by Art / But it is not within the capability of Art to immortalise]


Given to the National Trust by Lady Spickernell, of Newbury, Berkshire, after 1954

Makers and roles

Thomas Leigh (fl.1634 – 1643), artist


Roberts and Tittler 2010 Stephanie Roberts and Robert Tittler, Discovering 'T. Leigh': tracking the elusive portrait painter through Stuart England and Wales, British Art Journal, 22 June 2010

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Record Status


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