Admiral Thomas Davers (1689-1746/7)

Enoch Seeman the younger (Gdańsk c.1694 – London 1744)
National Trust Inventory Number 851813

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1700 - 1729
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1240 x 1010 mm
Place of origin England
Collection Ickworth, Suffolk (Accredited Museum)
On show at Ickworth, Suffolk, East of England, National Trust

The sitter was the Vice-Admiral of the White and a younger son of Sir Robert Davers, 2nd Bt. He married Catherine Smithson and is buried in Jamaica.

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Admiral Thomas Davers (1689-1746/7) by Enoch Seeman the younger (Gdańsk c.1694 – London 1744). A three-quarter-length portrait of a man, gazing at the spectator, standing, wearing a blue coat, white linen cravat and cuffs and a white wig, his right hand held forward, his left hand on his gold sword hilt; seascape with ship, left background.


From Rushbrooke, where it was listed by Edmund Farrer, 1908 (15)[The Rushbrooke Hall Sale, December 10th and 11th 1919]; thence by descent to the 4th Marquess (1863-1951), on the death of the 3rd (1834-1907); after his death accepted in lieu of tax by HM Treasury, and transferred to the National Trust in 1956

Credit line

Ickworth, The Bristol Collection (acquired through the National Land Fund and transferred to The National Trust in 1956)

Makers and roles

Enoch Seeman the younger (Gdańsk c.1694 – London 1744), artist


Farrer 1908 Edmund Farrer, Portraits in Suffolk Houses (West), 1908, no. 15

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Periods 18th century (87784)
Maker Enoch Seeman the younger (Gdańsk c.1694 – London 1744) (63)
Subjects Admiral Thomas Davers (1689-1746/7) (1)
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Object Type Oil painting (14414)

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