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, 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
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 attributed to George Morland (London 1763 – London 1804), artist