Triptych: Mr Peter Ducane, Mary, nee Norris, his wife & The Ducane Children by Arthur Devis

Peter Ducane (1713-1804) was a merchant, Governor and director of both the Bank of England and the East India Company.


Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
1 & 2. 63.5x43.2 cm, 3. 63.5x46.2
Art Fund grant:
£100,000 ( Total: £380,000)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

By descent through the Ducane family.

Venue details

Harris Museum & Art Gallery Market Square, PRESTON Lancashire PR1 2PP 01772 258 248 www.harrismuseum.org.uk

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