Henry Thomas Fox-Strangways, 2nd Earl of Ilchester (1747-1802)
Thomas Beach (Milton Abbas 1738 – Dorchester 1806)
The sitter was the father of Lady Elisabeth Fox-Strangways (1773 – 1846), who married, as her first husband, William Davenport Talbot (1764 – 1800). Thomas Beach studied with Reynolds, but his own style became more prominent in his later works.
Oil painting on canvas, Henry Thomas Fox-Strangways, 2nd Earl of Ilchester (1747 - 1802) by Thomas Beach (Milton Abbas 1738 – Dorchester 1806). A oval painted head and shoulders portrait of the second Earl of Ilchester (1747-1802), father of Lady Elizabeth Fox-Strangways (1773-1846), who was wife of William Davenport Talbot (1764-1801) and mother of William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877).
by descent from the sitter's daughter, Lady Elizabeth Fox-Strangways, wife of William Davenport Talbot, until given by Matilda Theresa Gilchrist-Clark Talbot (1871 – 1958), who gave the Abbey, the village of Lacock and the rest of the estate to the National Trust in 1944, along with 96 of the family portraits and other pictures, in 1948
Lacock Abbey, The Talbot Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Verso: Sir Charles Slingsby Bt Scriven Park Yorkshire 1872
Makers and roles
Thomas Beach (Milton Abbas 1738 – Dorchester 1806), artist