Sr John Perrot, Lord Deputy of Ireland [art original].

Chambars, Thomas, approximately 1724-1789, artist.
[ca. 1762]
Physical Description:
1 drawing : chalk, charcoal, and graphite on brownish paper with white highlights ; image 40.5 x 28.0 cm, framed to 53.0 x 41.0 cm
Title from note in Horace Walpole's hand, written in ink on the back of the frame: Sr. John Perrot, Lord Deputy of Ireland.
Attributed to Chambars by Walpole in the Vertue notebooks. See Walpole Society, 1937-38, xxvi, p.62.
Possibly commissioned circa 1763. See Walpole's letter to Bishop Lyttleton, 16 October 1762. See 1983 Yale edition of Horace Walpole's correspondence, v. 43, p. 384n.
The original on which this drawing is based was used by Valentine Green for his mezzotint print published in Jany. 1, 1776, from a copy made by George Powle. See Catalogue of engraved British portraits, v. iii, p. 453.
Written in ink below Walpole's note, in Thomas Kirgate's hand: From the original at Sir Herbert Perrot's Packingtons at Westwood, Worchestershire.
Written on a label in ink, possibly in the artist's hand, affixed to the back of the frame: Colours of the original now at Sir John Packington's in Worcestershire. Hair & beard - dark brown. Eyes - dark blue. Complexion - clear & florid. Cap - black velvet. Feather - white. Cloak - dark, probably black. Doublet - light grayish drab trimmed with gold. Sleeves & breeches - white satin with small black spots. Belt - gold with black pattern on it. Ribbon or scarf wtih jewel - red as for the Order of the Bath.
Thomas Chambars, (ca. 1724-1789), English artist.
Strawberry Hill Sale, xx,112 to Horace Redd; Sotheby's (different properties) 26 October 1953, lot 183, to Maggs for W.S. Lewis.
Copy of a portrait of Sir John Perrot, for Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill.
Variant Titles:
Sir John Perrot, Lord Deputy of Ireland
Perrot, John,--Sir,--approximately 1527-1592--Portraits.
Walpole, Horace,--1717-1797--Ms. notes.
Walpole, Horace,--1717-1797--Ownership.
Chalk drawings--British--18th century.
Charcoal drawings--British--18th century.
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Call Number:
SH Contents
no. 1
SH Contents C442 no. 1 Framed, shelved in LFS Bin 41
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Hazen, A.T. Catalogue of Horace Walpole's library, no. 3664?
Thomas Chambars, Portrait of Sir John Perrot. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.