Richard Acland (b. c.1700)
studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lübeck 1646/9 - London 1723)
Oil painting on canvas, Richard Acland (b.c.1700), studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lübeck 1646 London 1723), early 18th century. A three-quarter-lengh portrait of a young man, facing, head turned slightly to the right, gazing at spectator. He is wearing a pale-brown shoulder-length wig with twisted and knotted ends one end of which can be seen on his left shoulder. He wears a blue velvet coat and waistcoat, open to the waist to reveal a white shirt and a long white scarf cravat, the end of which has been pulled through a button-hole of his coat. He carries a glove in his gloved left hand, his right hand is on his hip. His sword hilt can be seen on his left hip. The arms of Acland impaling Burrell (added later) are on the top right. The background is composed of a brown wall, with a window to the left with a stormy sky and a ship. Father-in-law of Sir Richard Hoare, 1st Bt and brother of Sir Hugh Acland, 6th Bt.
By descent throught sitter's daughter Frances Anne, second wife of Sir Richard Hoare, 1st Bt; given to the National Trust along with the house, its grounds, and the rest of the contents by Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare, 6th Bt (1865 – 1947) in 1946; on loan from Stourhead since 1997
Stourhead, The Hoare Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lübeck 1646/9 - London 1723), artist