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English School, John Hussey, Royalist Captain of Horse

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Doddington Hall
Title(s)
John Hussey, Royalist Captain of Horse
Date
c.1640–3
Location
Stairs Leading To Second Floor And Landing
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 79 cm, Overall width: 59 cm
Artist
English School
Catalogue Number
DN82

Description

John Hussey (?1623–1643) was baptised at Honington, Lincolnshire, on 2 February 1623, the son of Sir Edward Hussey (1585–c.1648) and Elizabeth Anton (1593–1658). His brother was Thomas Hussey (1613–1641), heir to Doddington Hall. John Hussey was killed by a musket ball while defending Gainsborough for the Royalists on 27 July 1643. His buff coat with the bullet hole and breastplate are also in the collection at Doddington Hall.

Although the identity of the artist is unknown, it is suggested here, on stylistic grounds, that the same artist was also responsible for the portraits of John Hussey’s parents (DN18 and DN19) presently displayed in the Brown Parlour.

by Martin Postle

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