These portraits were painted at the time of the Acworths' marriage, and are particularly good examples of Hudson's work.
Portraits of Abraham and Mabella Acworth by Thomas Hudson, 1745
© English Heritage Photo Library
- Oil Dimensions: 127 x 102 cm
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Descended to Angus Acworth.