Edmund William Elton (1822-1859)

manner of Edward Villiers Rippingille (King’s Lynn 1798 – Birmingham 1859)
National Trust Inventory Number 624163

Category Paintings
Date 1840 - 1859
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 305 x 254 mm (12 x 10 in)
Place of origin
Collection Clevedon Court, North Somerset (Accredited Museum)
On show at Clevedon Court, North Somerset, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Edmund William Elton (1822-1859), manner of Edward Villiers Rippingille (1798-1859). A portrait of the fourth but second surviving son of Sir Charles Abraham Elton, 6th Bt (1778-1853) and Sara Smith (1782-1830) as a young man, almost half-length, turned slightly to the left, facing, gazing at spectator, with a pale brown beard and moustache. He is wearing a grey hat with curved brim, black jacket, white shirt and black bow tie. Background composed of craggy rocks and distant landscape to the left, under a stormy sky. He married (i) Lucy Maria Rice and (ii) Ernesta Clementina Sandryk.

Provenance

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

manner of Edward Villiers Rippingille (King’s Lynn 1798 – Birmingham 1859), artist

References

Clevedon Court [The National Trust] revised 1972, 1974, 1977, 1979, pp.28-9: "The State Room... Close by, his [Edward Villiers Rippingille's] portrait of Edmund William, with flowing beard and broad-brimmed hat, hangs above Edmund William's own portrait of his young second wife, Clementina."

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