A Member of the Fownes Family

Michael Dahl (Stockholm 1656/9 – London 1743)
National Trust Inventory Number 726081

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1700 - 1710
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 970 x 840 x 60 mm
Place of origin
Collection Dunster Castle, Somerset (Accredited Museum)
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, A Member of the Fownes Family by Michael Dahl (Stockholm 1656 – London 1743), 1700-10. A painted oval portrait, almost half length to right, wearing a brown coat, white cravat and short full-bottomed wig.


In Dunster Castle 1910 inventory, p. 41 as in Dining Room and as Mr. Fownes; and thence by descent; previously on loan, 1975; gift of Lt-Col Geoffrey Walter Fownes Luttrell (1919 – 2007) to the National Trust in 1981

Marks and inscriptions

Note on back - Nathaniel Hone

Makers and roles

Michael Dahl (Stockholm 1656/9 – London 1743)


Nisser 1927 Wilhelm Nisser, Michael Dahl and the Contemporary Swedish School of Painting in England, Uppsala 1927, p. 45, no. 148

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