Thomas Strickland (1792 - 1835) and Horse in the Hunting Field
John E. Ferneley (Thrussington 1782 – Melton Mowbray 1860)
Oil painting on canvas, Thomas Strickland (1792 - 1835) and Horse in the Hunting Field, signed and dated: John E. Ferneley/Melton Mowbray/1819. Thomas Strickland stands in hunting dress at left foreground leading his mount; the hunt goes a little way off. Thomas Strickland of Sizergh (1792-1835). Because of the specialist painter, this attractive portrait is more of the horse than the man.The second son of Thomas Strickland Standish and Anastasia Lawson, he succeeded in 1813 to the Strickland estate of Sizergh and the Standish estate of Borwick, whereas his elder brother Charles succeeded to Standish and took it as his name.Thomas later married Gasparine de Finguerlin.
Given by Henry Hornyold Strickland (1890 – 1975) with Sizergh Castle and its estates in 1950
Marks and inscriptions
Melton Mowbray, 1819 (signed and dated)
Makers and roles
John E. Ferneley (Thrussington 1782 – Melton Mowbray 1860), artist