Sir Abraham Isaac Elton 4th Bt (1718-1790)
Thomas Beach (Milton Abbas 1738 – Dorchester 1806)
Art / Oil paintings
1780 - 1790
Oil on canvas
762 x 635 mm (30 x 25 in )
Place of origin
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Clevedon Court, North Somerset
Oil painting on canvas, Sir Abraham Isaac Elton, 4th Bt. (1718-1790) by Thomas Beach (1738-1806). Inscribed : 'Sir Abraham Isaac Elton 4th Baronet....... Died 1790'. A portrait of son of Abraham Elton, 2nd Bt (1679-1742) and Abigail Bayly, in a painted oval, as a mature man, head-and shoulders, turned to left, gazing to the right, in a bushy white-bob wig and dressed in a brown coat, with a glimpse of a green and gold waistcoat, simple white stock and small frilled edge of shirt showing. On 26 December 1747 he married Elizabeth Read, daughter of James Read; he became a barrister in 1767 and was Town Clerk of Bristol and a Master of the Merchant Venturers; died on 5 February 1790.
Makers and roles
Thomas Beach (Milton Abbas 1738 – Dorchester 1806), artist
Clevedon Court [The National Trust] revised 1972, 1974, 1977, 1979, p.26: "...the Great Hall ....To the left of the [screen] door, Sir Abraham Elton II's third son, Sir Abraham IV, wears a bag wig, next to his handsome wife, Elizabeth, in blue satin with a drop pearl at her breast."