Anne Templer, Lady de la Pole (d. 1832)

G. Sefton
National Trust Inventory Number 352382

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1913 (date of sale of original)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 2362 x 1461 mm (93 x 57 1/2in)
Place of origin
Collection Antony, Cornwall (Accredited Museum)
On show at Antony, Cornwall, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Anne Templer, Lady de la Pole (d. 1832), after George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802). A full-length portrait of the wife of Sir John William de la Pole, wearing a grey silk dress. The original was sold in 1913-14, now in Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, sold at auction in London by Christie’s in 1913 for $206,850, at the time the highest price ever paid for any object in any country.

Anne Templer was the daughter of James Templer of Stover House, Devon. She married Sir John William Pole 6th Bt in 1781. Mother of the child cricketers by Thomas Beach at Antony, she built Shute House (Adam style) with her husband. Her monument is in St Michael's Church, Shute.


By inheritance and descent; on loan from Sir Richard Carew Pole since 1961

Makers and roles

G. Sefton, artist
after George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802), artist

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Materials Canvas (10115)
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Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
Collection Antony, Cornwall (Accredited Museum) (56)
Periods 20th century (181525)
Maker G. Sefton (2)
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Subjects Anne Templer, Lady de la Pole (d.1832) (4)
Object Type Oil painting (14421)

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