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Early 18th Century Portrait of Sir Carnaby Haggerston - Circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller

Early 18th Century Portrait of Sir Carnaby Haggerston - Circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller

£6,500

Circa 1705 England

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Height 53 1/2 inches (135.89 cm)
Width 41 inches (104.14 cm)
Depth 4 inches (10.16 cm)

Portrait of Sir Carnaby Haggerston as a boy.

Oil on canvas in a later giltwood frame.

Dimensions refer to size of frame

Circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller, c.1705
Sir Carnaby Haggerston 3rd Bt. (1697-1756)

Oil on canvas; held in an early 19th century giltwood frame

Carnaby was the son of William Haggerston of Haggerston Castle Northumberland and Anne Constable only daughter of Sir Philip Constable of Everingham Yorkshire. He married Elizabeth Middleton of Stockeld, Yorkshire in November 1721. In the portrait presented here he is depicted in a child’s riding habit of the early 18th century complete with plumed tricorn hat, gauntlet gloves and riding crop. His tomb in St Maurice’s Church, Ellingham, Northumberland cites: “A gentleman of uncommon erudition, clear and penetrating wit, and solid judgment. Of an extensive and well guided charity to the distressed, universal benevolence to all men and adorned with every Christian and social virtue. He died July 17th 1756…Aged 59”

Provenance
By family descent at Haggerston Castle, Northumberland; Private Collection, England

Ref No | 1143

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