Sir Ambrose Elton, 9th Bt (1869-1951)

Charles Barrow Prescott (Wilmslow 1870 - London 1932)
National Trust Inventory Number 624149

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1891 (signed and dated)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 762 x 610 mm (30 x 24 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Clevedon Court, North Somerset (Accredited Museum)
On show at Clevedon Court, North Somerset, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Sir Ambrose Elton, 9th Bt (1869-1951) by Charles Barrow Prescott (1870-1932), signed and dated 1891. Inscribed with name 'Sir Ambrose Elton, 9th Bart. A portrait of Sir Ambrose Elton, 9th Bt as a young man,dressed in barrister's wig and gown, half-length, facing, staring eyes, his left hand holding the collar (?) of his gown, wing-collar and tabs. Background composed of dark wood carved panelling.


Purchased from Lady Margaret Ann Elton (1915 – 1995), 1981 with the help of grants from the V&A Purchase Fund and the NHMF

Marks and inscriptions

Top left: Inscribed: Sir Ambrose Elton / 9th Bart,
Bottom left:: Signed and dated: Barrow Prescott 1891

Makers and roles

Charles Barrow Prescott (Wilmslow 1870 - London 1932), artist


Clevedon Court [The National Trust] revised 1972, 1974, 1977, 1979, pp.26-27: "....the Great Hall...On the opposite wall, on the left of the window, the ninth Baronet, Sir Ambrose, barrister, defends a client."

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Record Status


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