This portrait shows the grandfather of Elizabeth (née Finch), Countess of Mansfield.
Portrait of Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Lord Keeper by Sir Peter Lely, 1666
- Oil on canvas
- 128 x 102 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £9,000 ( Total: £21,600)
- Acquired in:
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.
1st Earl of Clarendon; William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield by 1761; removed from Kenwood House to Scone Palace, 1922.
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