Oil painting on canvas, An Unknown Man (possibly William Vernon of Horsington [1684 -1751 ]), attributed to Enoch Seeman the younger (Gdańsk c.1694 – London 1744) (previously manner of Michael Dahl (Stockholm 1656/9 – London 1743)), circa 1720. A painted oval half-length portrait, turned and half-facing to right, gazing at the spectator; in a blue velvet coat and waistcoat with white lining, and a long white linen stock, one end tucked into a buttonhole of his coat; in a flattish-topped, strongly parted, powdered wig extending to his back.
Bequeathed by Mr Frederick Horton of Shrawley Wood House, husband of Ruth Vernon, in 1990
Hanbury Hall, The Vernon Collection (National Trust)
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attributed to Enoch Seeman the younger (Gdańsk c.1694 – London 1744), artist
manner of Michael Dahl (Stockholm 1656/9 – London 1743), artist