A Guardsman of the Scots Guards (dummy board/silent companion)
probably Elizabeth Pickering, Mrs John Creed (1642–1728)
Art / Oil paintings
1715 - 1717
Oil on wood
2240 x 550 mm
Place of origin
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Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire (Accredited Museum)
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Dummy boards were usually under life size and so were designed to make a room seem larger than it actually was. They may also have been used to fill empty spaces or simply to discourage burglars.
Oil painting on wood (dummy board), A Guardsman of the Scots Guards formed at time of Jacobite Rebellion in 1715. Probably by Elizabeth Creed. Identifiable on 1717 inventory in the Hall as one of two sentinels painted on wood.
On loan from the Dryden Discretionary Settlement
Makers and roles
probably Elizabeth Pickering, Mrs John Creed (1642–1728), artist