Unknown Artist, Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)


Country House
Doddington Hall
Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
? c.1720–30
Private Apartments
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Overall height: 88 cm, Overall width: 135 cm
Unknown Artist
Catalogue Number
  • Lettered lower left 'FORD CASTLE'


Although the inscription states that the painting is of Ford Castle, Northumberland, a former seat of the Delaval family, it is in fact a depiction of Doddington Hall, and presumably dates from sometime in the mid-eighteenth century. The artist is unknown, but they may have been a member of the Delaval family or a local artist. As noted under DN80, Edward Delaval, together with an unnamed brother, painted pendant views of Seaton Delaval – although these would have post-dated the present picture, which appears to have been made in the earlier eighteenth century.

by Martin Postle

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