Peter Ducane (1713-1804) was a merchant, Governor and director of both the Bank of England and the East India Company.
Triptych: Mr Peter Ducane, Mary, nee Norris, his wife & The Ducane Children by Arthur Devis, 1747
© Harris Museum & Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 1 & 2. 63.5x43.2 cm, 3. 63.5x46.2
- Art Fund grant:
- £100,000 ( Total: £380,000)
- Acquired in:
- Rafael Valls Ltd
His wife, was a wealthy heiress, the only duaghter of Henry Norris, a Muscovy merchant. The family are depicted in the grounds of their house at Braxted in Essex. The house itself appears in the middle distance of the central panel depicting the three Ducane children.
By descent through the Ducane family.