portrait of the hon henry arthur cole c1825 by william robinson

Portrait of the Hon. Henry Arthur Cole c.1825, By William Robinson.


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Oil on panel in the original frame.
A small scale portrait of the Hon. HENRY ARTHUR COLE (1809-1890), half-length, standing beside a classical column with his arm resting on a plinth draped in red cloth, his gloves clasped in one hand and a fur collared cloak draped over one shoulder. A sensitive and insightful portrait of a sensitive looking young man, barely out of boyhood.
The sitter was the son of John Willoughby Cole, 2nd Earl of Enniskillen and Lady Charlotte Paget. He held the office of Member of Parliament for Enniskillen between 1844 and 1851 and Fermanagh between 1855 and 1880. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the 7th Hussars and in the 12th Foot.
WILLIAM ROBINSON (1799-1839) was born in Leeds, he studied under the landscape painter Rhodes there. He moved to London where Sir Thomas Lawrence took him as a pupil, and he continued his studies at the Royal Academy schools under Fuseli.
He returned to Leeds about 1823-4 where he enjoyed a successful portrait practice.
Robinson exhibited mostly portraits in the Lawrence manner .. 19 at the Royal Academy, 3 at the Society of British Artists from 1822-29. His work attracted the patronage of the Earl de Grey. Among his exhibited works were 'The Rt Hon Lord Grantham', 'The Earl of Enniskillen' and 'The Duke of Wellington'. He died in Leeds in August 1839, aged 39.
SIZE: 19 x 17 inches including the frame.
By descent to the sitter's niece, Lady Jane Evelyn Cole (1855-1941),
By whom given in 1919 to her nephew Lowry Arthur Casamaijor Cole (1878-1955)
Thence by descent to his son Reverend Arthur Lowry Frederick Cole (b.1911)
By whom bequeathed to the previous owner.
By family tradition this portrait believed to have been copied by the artist from the prime original still at Florence Court, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
Internal Ref: 9248


Height = 48 cm (19")
Width = 43 cm (17")
Depth = 7 cm (3")

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