James ('Janus') Modyford Heywood (1732-1798)

Thomas Gainsborough RA (Sudbury 1727 - London 1788)
National Trust Inventory Number 624154

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1760 - 1788
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1276 x 1016 mm (50 1/4 x 40 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, James ('Janus') Modyford Heywood (1732-1798) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788). Inscription....... A portrait of James Haywood as a young man, standing, three-quarter-length, in a dark blue coat with gold bars.


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

Makers and roles

Thomas Gainsborough RA (Sudbury 1727 - London 1788), artist


Waterhouse 1958 Ellis K. Waterhouse, Gainsborough, London 1958, p.74: "365. HEYWOOD, JAMES MODYFORD (1732-98). Swaffham. Lord Suffield. 50 x 40 in. (Anon. sale 29/vi/1889 (37) bt. Hammond.) Late Bath work."

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