Colonel Thomas Peter Legh (1753-1797)

after James Cranke the younger (1748 - 1826)
National Trust Inventory Number 500019

Category Paintings
Date circa 1795
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 940 x 698 mm (37 x 27 1/2 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Lyme Park, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Colonel Thomas Peter Legh (1753-1797), after James Cranke the younger (1748 - 1826), circa 1795. A full-length portrait, head almost facing, upper body towards right, middle-aged man with short white hair and whiskers, dressed in the uniform of the 3rd Lancashire Light Dragoons (deep blue tailcoat with frogging, a jacket beneath with frogging, pink/red sash, white breeches, boots and sword, white shoulder belt with regimental badge inscribed 'LLD'), standing, his legs crossed, leaning against a pillar on which rests his bearskin with yellow plumes and a ribbon with Prince of Wales feathers. To the right a large brown bridled horse. Set in a landscape, a tree behind the figure.

Provenance

Original to the house.

Marks and inscriptions

LLD / (on badge attached to shoulder belt)

Makers and roles

after James Cranke the younger (1748 - 1826), artist
after James Cranke the elder (Urswick-in-Furness 1707 – Urswick-in-Furness 1780), artist

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Collection Lyme Park, Cheshire (Accredited Museum) (2123)
Periods 18th century (85617)
Maker James Cranke the younger (1748 - 1826) (3)
James Cranke the elder (Urswick-in-Furness 1707 – Urswick-in-Furness 1780) (4)
Subjects Colonel Thomas Peter Legh (1753-1797) (3)
Object Type Oil painting (12274)

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