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John Theodore Heins (?Germany c.1697-1756 Norwich)
John Theodore Heins (?Germany c.1697-1756 Norwich)

Portrait of John Harvey (1699-1750), three-quarter-length, in a brown coat and gold embroidered waistcoat, beside a green draped table with a letter

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John Theodore Heins (?Germany c.1697-1756 Norwich)
Portrait of John Harvey (1699-1750), three-quarter-length, in a brown coat and gold embroidered waistcoat, beside a green draped table with a letter
signed and dated 'Heins , Fec: 1744.' (lower right)
with identifying inscription 'JOHN HARVEY ESQ.R. born 1699. died 1750. El. son of J. HARVEY ESQ.R.' (upper left and right)
oil on canvas
50 1/8 x 40 in. (127.3 x 101.6 cm.)
in a contemporary running pattern frame
Provenance
Colonel J.R. Harvey, Holmwood, Thorpe, Norwich.
Literature
W. Rye, Norfolk Families, Norwich, 1911-1913, p. 314.
Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, Portraits in Norfolk Houses, ed. Rev. E. Farrer, Norwich, 1928, II, p. 104, no. 2.
A.E. Richardson, diary entry, 17 August 1953.

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John Harvey was the eldest son of John Harvey (1666-1742) of St. Clements, Norwich. He married Margaret, daughter of John Hunt, Worlington, Norfolk and according to Rye's Norfolk Families (loc. cit.) was a linen draper in London.

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