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Timothy Bennet of Hampton-Wick in Middlesex

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  • Title (object)

    • Timothy Bennet of Hampton-Wick in Middlesex
  • Description

    Portrait of a shoemaker, three-quarter length directed to left, seated with left hand on his leg, right hand holding gloves and cane, looking towards the viewer, wearing a plain coat buttoned to the lower chest, with a white cravat and white wavy hair to the shoulders; after Budd.

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  • Date

    • 1752-1765
  • Materials

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 354 millimetres
    • Width: 251 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title, continuing "Shoemaker, Aged 75, 1752. This True Briton* *His own favourite Expression (Unwilling to find the World Worse than he found it) By a Vigorous Application of the Laws of his Country In the Cause of Liberty obtained a Free Passage thorough (sic) Bushy Park which had many Years been held from the People / *His own favourite Expression", and "G. Budd Pinxt. / Jas. Mc.Ardell Fecit."
        Inscribed on mount below image by Heal, "Timothy Bennett; born 1676, died 1756; regained from the crown authorities the public right of way along the road from Hampton Wick to Kingston-on-Thames, through Bushey Park / See 'Illustrious Shoemakers' p.271 by W.E.Wink".
  • Bibliography

    • Goodwin 1903 152 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 16 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Heal Portraits)

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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