Admiral Thomas Davers (1689-1746/7)
||1700 - 1729
||Oil on canvas
||1240 x 1010 mm
|Place of origin
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.
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
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