Portrait of Sir Francis Ottley and His Family by Petrus Troueil

This is the only known signed and dated work by Petrus Troueil and has remained at Pitchford Hall from the date it was painted (1636) until the contents of the house were dispersed in 1992.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
102 x 137 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £20,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Robert Holden Ltd

Sir Francis Ottley was Governor of Shrewsbury during the English Civil War and in charge of the Royal Mint established there during the War.

Provenance

Sir Francis Ottley at Pitchford Hall, Shropshire, until saler of contents 28 & 29 September 1992; with Robert Holden Ltd.

Venue details

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery The Square, SHREWSBURY Shropshire SY1 1QH 01743 258885 www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (£4 standard entry)

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