Portrait of Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Lord Keeper by Sir Peter Lely

This portrait shows the grandfather of Elizabeth (née Finch), Countess of Mansfield.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
128 x 102 cm
Art Fund grant:
£9,000 ( Total: £21,600)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Christie's

This painting hung at Kenwood for approximately 150 years, throughout the Mansfield family's occupation of the house. Heneage Finch was a dedicated royalist and famous for his 'talent of speaking and expression'. Finch served King Charles II as Attorney-General, Lord Keeper from 1973 and was created Baron Finch in 1674 and Earl of Nottingham in 1681.

Provenance

1st Earl of Clarendon; William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield by 1761; removed from Kenwood House to Scone Palace, 1922.

Venue details

Kenwood Hampstead Lane, LONDON London NW3 7JR 020 8348 1286 www.english-heritage.org.uk/kenwood

Entry details

Free to all

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