George O’Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont (1751-1837) in the Uniform of the Sussex Yeomanry
Thomas Phillips, RA (Dudley 1770 – London 1845)
Art / Oil paintings
Oil on canvas
1270 x 1010 mmOrder this image
Petworth House and Park, West Sussex (Accredited Museum)
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Oil painting on canvas, George O’Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont (1751-1837) by Thomas Phillips, RA (Dudley 1770 – London 1845), 1798. A three-quarter-length portrait, bare-headed, grey-haired, standing, three-quarters left with a sword in his right hand, a busby in his left, and wearing the green uniform of the Sussex Yeomanry, of which he was colonel, against a background of sky and landscape.
Purchased at the Polwarth Sale in Scotland, 28-30 March 1912 and thence by descent, until the death in 1952 of the 3rd Lord Leconfield, who had given Petworth to the National Trust in 1947, and whose nephew and heir, John Wyndham, 6th Lord Leconfield and 1st Lord Egremont (1920-72) arranged for the acceptance of the major portion of the collections at Petworth in lieu of death duties (the first ever such arrangement) in 1956 by HM Treasury.
Marks and inscriptions
Inscribed bottom right: George Earl of Egremont / by Phillips Inscribed verso on a fragment of old stretcher: George Obrien Wyndham Earl of Egremont painted in the year 1798 - in the uniform of the Sussex Yeomanry of which he is Colonel / By Philips (sic)
Makers and roles
Thomas Phillips, RA (Dudley 1770 – London 1845), artist