Sir Basil Dixwell by Mary Beale

Sir Basil Dixwell (1665 - 1750), aged 15, is depicted wearing a Roman style costume, which was then in fashion.


Oil on canvas
74 x 61.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £18,000)
Acquired in:
Historical Portraits/ Philip Mould

Sir Dixwell inherited the baronetcy of the second foundation at the age of 3, together with Broome Park, near Canterbury. Sir Basil went on to play a significant part in the affairs of East Kent as a Member of Parliament, and as Governor of Dover Castle. Sir Basil was the last of the Dixwells to live at Broome Park and was the last holder of the baronetcy which became extinct at his death.


By descent and marriage to the Oxenden family, Broome Park, Canterbury; Christie's, 1931; Sir George Leon; by descent to Thomas Parrington; Historical Portraits Ltd.

Venue details

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge 18 High Street, CANTERBURY Kent CT1 2RA 01227 862162

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