Portrait busts of Sir William Fermor, 1st Bt.
Busts of Sir William Fermor and his wife Mary by Peter Besnier, 1658
© Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
- Height: 1) 72 cm; 2) 65.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £8,200 ( Total: £44,460)
- Acquired in:
(1621-1661) and his wife Mary (1628-1670). Sir William inherited the Easton Neston family estate in Northamptonshire in 1640 and was created a baronet the following year by King Charles. In 1658, the year of his portrayal, Sir William was publicly listed as a Northamptonshire royalist without military rank and he later became a member of the new Privy Council that restored the monarchy.
Lord and Lady Hesketh. Previous provenance unknown.