23 November 2004
Attributed to John Greenhill (c. 1644/45-1676)
Portrait of Henry Fermor, three-quarter-length, in a buff coat and breastplate, holding a cane, by a tree
with inscription and coat-of-arms (lower left)
oil on canvas
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.)
in a carved and silvered Lely panel frame
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The sitter, who died without issue, was the second son of Sir William Fermor, 1st Bt. of Easton Neston: his elder brother William (d.1711), created Baron Leominster in 1692, rebuilt Easton Neston to the design of Nicholas Hawksmoor.
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