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
Stourhead, The Hoare Collection (The 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