The Cave Family of Brentry House Bristol
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas,John Cave (1765-1842) of Brentry House, Bristol with his wife Penelope (neé Oliver) (1771-1815) and three of their children in a gilt beaded, concave frame. British (English) School. John is portrayed in the uniform of the Bristol Troop of Gentlemen and Yeomanry Cavalry and is stood next to his wife who is seated beneath a tree, holding a baby. Two further children play at her feet with his hat. A horse and groom stand in the background, to the right.
From Brentry House, Westbury-on-Trim (near Bristol); bequeathed to the National Trust by Mrs E. K. Cave, 1975 (as of ‘The Cave Family’, by Sir Thomas Lawrence) [in 42, and later 36 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1];
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist previously catalogued as by Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA (Bristol 1769 – London 1830), artist