Sir James Dashwood (1715–1779)

Artist: Enoch Seeman the Younger (German, Danzig ca. 1690–1744 London)

Date: 1737

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 96 x 60 1/4 in. (243.8 x 153 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Victor Wilbour Memorial Fund, 1956

Accession Number: 56.190

Description

Sir James Dashwood, here depicted at age twenty-three, devoted much of his energy and most of his fortune to the building and furnishing of Kirtlington Park, visible in the right background of this painting. The dining room from Kirtlington Park, with its masterful plasterwork decoration, is installed nearby.

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