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Thomas Bardwell (East Anglia 1704-1767 Norwich)
Thomas Bardwell (East Anglia 1704-1767 Norwich)

Portrait of Francis Scott, Earl of Dalkeith (1721-1750), half-length, in Hussar uniform, in a feigned oval

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Thomas Bardwell (East Anglia 1704-1767 Norwich)
Portrait of Francis Scott, Earl of Dalkeith (1721-1750), half-length, in Hussar uniform, in a feigned oval
signed and dated 'TBardwell f. / 1747' (lower right, 'TB' linked)
oil on canvas
30 1/8 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.4 cm.)
Provenance
Probably the Peachey family, Barons Selsey, West Dean, until 1871 when the house was purchased by
Frederick Bower, until 1891, when purchased by
William James, and by descent to Edward James.
Literature
West Dean Park, Inventory, 1912, Vol. I WDMS. 336, p. 171 – LANDING AND STAIRS – A Half-length portrait of an Officer in red jacket & blue velvet cape trimmed fur.

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The sitter was the eldest son of Francis Scott, 2nd Duke of Buccleuch (1695-1751), by his wife Jane, daughter of James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensbury. On 2 October 1742 he married Caroline Campbell, eldest daughter and co-heiress of John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll and 1st Duke of Greenwich. They had four sons and two daughters. Lord Dalkeith was elected as Whig Member of Parliament for Boroughbridge on 22 April 1746. On 1 April 1750 he died of smallpox aged 29, and was buried at Dalkeith Palace.

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