George Hunt, MP (1720? - 1798) in Hussar Uniform

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 884970

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1750
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1270 x 1016 mm (50 x 40 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Lanhydrock, Cornwall (Accredited Museum)
On show at Lanhydrock, Cornwall, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, George Hunt MP (1720? - 1798) in Hussar Uniform, English School, circa 1750. A three-quarter-length portrait of George Hunt, the eldest son of Thomas Hunt II and Mary Vere Robartes, standing in an italianate landscape, turned half to the left, head facing, in Hussar (Cheshire Yeomanry? See 1995 guide book) dress of scarlet tunic and blue, fur-lined pelisse.


(One of four paintings mentioned in 1845 inventory); by inheritance through the sitter's niece, Anna Maria Hunt (1771-1861), wife of the Hon. Charles Bagenal-Agar, youngest son of 1st Viscount Clifden, until given by Gerald, 7th Viscount Clifden (1883-1966), with the transfer of the house to the National Trust in 1953

Credit line

Lanhydrock, The Robartes Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: On gilt label on frame: George Hunt Esq.
Verso: On lining canvas [transcribed?]: George Hunt
Verso: On old label reaffixed to new stretcher: George Hunt] Esq. of... [not enough space for Lanhydrock] / in Cornwall & eldest son of / Thos. Hunt Esqr of Mollington / in Cheshire
Verso: Frame inscibed on the back :T. Hunt Mollington

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist
previously catalogued as attributed to George Morland (London 1763 – London 1804), artist

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Periods 18th century (51495)
Maker British (English) School (2613)
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Subjects George Hunt, MP (1720?-1798) (3)
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