H. Frances Lake, Mrs Thomas Hussey I

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 792017

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1730 - 1735
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 737 x 610 mm (29 x 24 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Scotney Castle, Kent (Accredited Museum)
On show at Scotney Castle, Kent, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, H. Frances Lake, Mrs. Thomas Hussey I, British (English) School, circa 1730-1735. A painted oval half-length portrait of a mature lady with dark hair, one ringlet falling on her left shoulder, wearing a blue dress and red cloak which is draped over her righ arm. One of a set of six pictures by the same artist, of Thomas Hussey I, his wife H. Frances Lake, and their four children- Thomas Hussey II, John Hussey, Edward Hussey and Frances Hussey. The parents are shown in painted ovals, head-and-shoulders, and the children as three-quarter-lengths. H. Frances, daughter and co-heir of Thomas Lake, of Taywell, in Goudhurst, Kent. She married Thomas Hussey (1680-1735) and bore him four children; Thomas (1722-1779), John (d. 1754), Edward (d. 1742) and Frances (d. 1796). ,


Evidently painted after Thomas I Hussey moved to Rampyndene House, Burwash, Sussex, around 1700, and not long before his death in 1735; thence by inheritance and descent, via his grandson Edward I Hussey (1749-1816), who formed the Scotney Estate in 1778-1782; bequeathed to the the National Trust with Scotney (New) Castle by Christopher Hussey (1899-1970), with remainder to his widow (1907 - 2006)

Credit line

Scotney Castle, The Hussey Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist

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Periods 18th century (87812)
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