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 Agar, Jacques d` (French painter, 1640-1715, active in Denmark) , John Tufton 4th Earl of Thanet

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Title John Tufton 4th Earl of Thanet
Collection Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal
Artist Agar, Jacques d` (French painter, 1640-1715, active in Denmark)
Date Earliest probably about 1675
Date Latest probably about 1685
Signed yes
Description Agar was a French painter active in England and Denmark. This painting seems to be a pair to Lady Margaret Sackville, Countess of Thanet as Diana, also in the collection (AH 2306/81). The inscriptions on this group of portraits appear to be later additions and therefore there is some confusion as to the actual identities of the sitters. This pair could depict, as stated, John 4th Earl and his Mother; or John 2nd Earl and his Countess; Nicholas 3rd Earl (1631-1679) and his Countess, Elizabeth Boyle (d.1725); Thomas 6th Earl (1644-1729) and his Countess, Catherine Cavendish (1665-1712). The date of around 1680 is suggested by the clothing and hairstyle of the female sitter in the other portrait.
Current Accession Number AH 2305/81
Inscription front ur 'D,Agar. pinxt'; front ul 'John Tufton 4th Earl of Thanet. Born Augt 1638 Obt April 27th 1680'.
Subject portrait (John Tufton 4th Earl of Thanet)
Measurements 82.6 x 63.3 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased from the Dowager Lady Hothfield with aid from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund 1981.
Provenance Tufton family; by descent to the Lords Hothfield.
Rights Owner Lakeland Arts Trust
Author Lisa Howard



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