'The Pastor's Fireside': the Family of Sir Thomas Acland, 10th Bt being read to by the Vicar of Silverton
Henry Singleton RA (London 1766 - London 1839)
Oil painting on canvas, 'The Pastor's Fireside': the Family of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 6th/10th Baronet of Colomb-John (1787-1871) being read to by the Vicar of Silverton by Henry Singleton,(London 1766 - London 1839), circa 1820. Thirteen figures and a dog. Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 6th/10th Baronet of Columb-John, MP (1787-1871), his wife Lydia Elizabeth Hoare, Lady Acland (1786-1856) and their children Lydia Dorothea Acland (d.1858), Agnes Lucy Acland, later Mrs Arthur Mills (d.1895), Thomas Dyke Acland later Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 7th/11th Baronet of Columb-John MP, PC, DCL, FRS (1809-1898), Arthur Henry Dyke Troyte (1811-1857), Charles Baldwin Dyke Acland, later Lieutenant Charles Baldwin Dyke Acland, RN (c.1813-1837), Henry Wentworth Acland, later Sir Henry Wentworth Acland (Killerton 1815 – Oxford 1900), Peter Leopold Dyke Acland later the Reverend Peter Leopold Dyke Acland (1819-1899), Dudley Reginald Dyke (after 1823-d.1837) and the Vicar of Silverton.
Acquired by private treaty sale from Sir John Dyke Acland, 16th Bt (b.1939), from Sprydon House, 2001 £20,000
Marks and inscriptions
Verso: Inscribed on the reverse: No. 3 H. Singleton/The/Pastor's Fireside
Makers and roles
Henry Singleton RA (London 1766 - London 1839), artist
Killerton House, Devon, 2003 [The National Trust], 2000 revised 2003, p.4: Drawing Room. "The Pastor's Fireside" by Singleton. This picture shows the children of Sir Thomas 10th Bt, being read to by the Vicar of Silverton."