Portraits of Abraham and Mabella Acworth by Thomas Hudson

These portraits were painted at the time of the Acworths' marriage, and are particularly good examples of Hudson's work.


Details

Category:
Portrait
Medium:
Oil Dimensions: 127 x 102 cm
Acquired in:
1981
Bequeathed by:
Angus Acworth through The Art Fund

Abraham Acworth (1719-1781) was named after his uncle, Abraham Ball, from whom he inherited a considerable fortune in 1741, and he became a Clerk to the Exchequer. In 1745 he married Margaretta Mabella Buckeridge, then aged nineteen, the eldest daughter of his uncle Abraham's widow by a former marriage and herself an heiress.

Provenance

Descended to Angus Acworth.

Venue details

Marble Hill House Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM London TW1 2NL 020 8892 5115 www.english-heritage.org.uk/marblehillhouse

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.60)

25 Mar – 30 Oct, guided tour only

Sat, 10.30am and 12pm Sun, 10.30am, 12, 2.15 & 3.30pm

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