Colonel Thomas Peter Legh (1753-1797)
after James Cranke the younger (1748 - 1826)
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.
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