Busts of Sir William Fermor and his wife Mary by Peter Besnier

Portrait busts of Sir William Fermor, 1st Bt.

Details

Medium:
Plaster Dimensions: Height: 1) 72 cm; 2) 65.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,200 ( Total: £44,460)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Sotheby's

(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.

Provenance

Lord and Lady Hesketh. Previous provenance unknown.

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