William Earle Benson (1710 - 1762)

Charles Jervas (Dublin 1675 – London 1739)
National Trust Inventory Number 732197

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1730
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 762 x 635 mm (30 x 25 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Stourhead, Wiltshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Stourhead, Wiltshire, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, William Earle Benson (1710 - 62) by Charles Jervas (Dublin 1675 – London 1739), circa 1730. A half-length portrait of a man in a painted oval, looking to the left wearing a grey coat, more likely to be William Earle Benson (1710 - 62) of Stoke Newington, son of the traditionally ascribed sitter. His right hand is tucked into his white satin waistcoat and he holds his hat under his left arm.


By inheritance through marriage of the sitter' saunt, Jane Benson to Henry II Hoare;given to the National Trust along with the house, its grounds, and the rest of the contents by Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare, 6th Bt (1865 – 1947) in 1946

Credit line

Stourhead, The Hoare Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

Charles Jervas (Dublin 1675 – London 1739), artist
British (English) School, artist
possibly Michael Dahl (Stockholm 1656/9 – London 1743), artist
Joseph van Aken (Antwerp 1709 - London 1749) , artist

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Record Status


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