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FDA-P.62-2010

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Object number

FDA-P.62-2010

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Identification

Title

Francis Rous

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer

Description

Three-quarter-length portrait of a man, seated, in Speaker's Robes, holding a mace and volume

Comments

'Provost Rous, the great Puritan who suceeded [Richard Steward (1639–1644)], bequeathed his portrait to the Dining Room, where he held prayer meetings, sometimes three hours long.'

[See: 'Eton College Portraits', Eton College Chronicle, No.1304, Thursday, 17 February 1910, p.645]
Sitter was Provost of Eton College 1644-1653; Speaker of the House of Commons 1653

Description

Content (person)

Dimensions

height (sight size): 1250mm
width (sight size): 1010mm

Inscription

Inscribed on painting 'hic anima faciem chernes, ub corporis illic. Ao 1653 aetat: 74'
Volume seen within painting is inscribed 'Mysticall Marriage'
I.D. label on frame

Physical description

Carved gilt frame

Production

Person

Unknown (Artist)

Date

1653

History and association

Object history note

Provenance: Bequeathed to Eton College by the sitter

Exhibition history: National Portrait exhibition, South Kensington, 1866 (catalogue no. 793)

References

• McConnell, ed., Treasures of Eton, London, 1976 (p.86)
image FDA-P.62-2010
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