Sir Hugh Acland, 6th Bt MP (1697-1728)

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 922291

Category Paintings
Date 1720
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1270 x 1016 mm (50 x 40 in)
Place of origin
Collection Killerton, Devon (Accredited Museum)
On show at Killerton, Devon, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Sir Hugh Acland, 6th Bt MP (1697-1728) by British / English School, formerly attributed to Enoch Seeman. 1720. Portrait of a young man, three-quarter length, standing, almost facing, head turned to left, gazing to the left, in front of rock to right, landscape to left. His left arm rests on a on ledge on the right, his left arm is by his side. He is in a grey wig, and is wearing a silver-coloured coat open to reveal white linen. A blue-green shot-silk cloak is draped beneath his left arm and crosses in front of him and falls to the left.

He was the son of John Acland and Elizabeth Acland. Married Cecily Wrothe. Elected MP for Barnstable.


By descent until; accepted in lieu by HM Government and transferred to the National Trust in 1995, as attributed to Enoch Seeman/Portrait of Sir Hugh Acland, 5th Bt

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist
possibly Jonathan Richardson the elder (London 1665 – London 1745), artist
possibly Hans Hysing (Stockholm 1678 – London 1753), artist
previously catalogued as attributed to Enoch Seeman the younger (Gdańsk c.1694 – London 1744), artist


Killerton House, Devon, 2000 [The National Trust] 2000, Illus. p.34: Caption to illustration: "Sir Hugh Acland, 6th Bt. whose marriage in 1721 to Cecily Wroth increased the wealth of the family."

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Materials Canvas (10010)
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Category Paintings (12642)
Collection Killerton, Devon (Accredited Museum) (21409)
Periods 18th century (86450)
Maker British (English) School (3764)
Jonathan Richardson the elder (London 1665 – London 1745) (65)
Hans Hysing (Stockholm 1678 – London 1753) (10)
Enoch Seeman the younger (Gdańsk c.1694 – London 1744) (63)
Subjects Sir Hugh Acland, 6th Bt MP (1697-1728) (2)
Object Type Oil painting (14400)

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