Object Title

Painting

Painting

Date

1631-1670

Object Number

I.950

Provenance

Purchased from Andrew Lumley, Purchase by Lumley at auction, 25 November 1993, at Cliff House, Near Twycross, Leicestershire, the property of The Lord and Lady De Clifford, auctioned by Heathcote Ball and Company, 78 St. Nicholas Circle, Leicester LE1 5NW (information given by the auctioneers over the telephone). Exhibited in 1974 as on loan from the Hon. J.E.S. Russell

Physical Description

Portrait of a gentleman in hunting costume, identified as Sir Thomas Southwell (1595-1645) of Woodrising, Norfolk, holding a snaphance fowling piece, with his dog holding a duck at his feet. In a landscape, with a large house in the background. Coat of Arms un upper lh corner. Motto, lower rh: 'Hic et ubique'.

Dimensions

Dimensions: 72 in. by 40 in. Framed.

Bibliographic References

H.L. Blackmore, Hunting Weapons, London, 1971, pp. 226-7, fig. 91, described as in the collection of the Hon. John Southwell Russell. John Edward Southwell Russell became Lord de Clifford in 1980.

Notes

John Edward Southwell Russell became Lord de Clifford in 1980. An Edward Southwell, a descendant of a younger son of the Southwell family of Woodrising, inherited the title of Lord de Clifford through his mother, a daughter of Margaret, baroness de Clifford ? in 1775.
Argent, three cinquefoils gules, are the arms of the Southwell family, not the de Clifford family.