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The Hon. Holles St.John (1710-1738) attributed to John Vanderbank

The Hon. Holles St.John (1710-1738) attributed to John Vanderbank
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The painting, not previously known to exist, came onto the market in 2020 and was purchased by The Friends of Lydiard Park to add to the St.John family portrait collection at Lydiard House. Holles St.John was a younger son of Henry 1st Viscount St.John who pursued an interest in the stage and owned shares in Covent Garden Theatre which opened to a great fanfare in 1732. He quite possibly acted himself.

Discovering the painting will prompt fresh research into Holles's life and times and the St.John family's theatrical links.

Year:
c. 1735
Artist:
Attributed to John Vanderbank (1694 -1739)
Type:
Portrait
Location:
Lydiard House
Owner:
Swindon Borough Council
Reference:
LYD 2021-01
Copyright:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Last updated on:
Monday 13th September 2021

Items of Interest

Holles St John (1710-1738) as a child, 1712
Holles St John (1710-1738) as a child, 1712

Medium - oil on canvasMeasurements - H 102.5 x W 8...

Henrietta St John (1699-1756), Lady Luxborough, attributed to Maria Verelst, c1720
Henrietta St John (1699-1756), Lady Luxborough, attributed to Maria Verelst, c1720

Medium - oil on canvasMeasurements - H 125 x W 100...

John St John (1702-1748), 2nd Viscount St John, full length in coronation robes
John St John (1702-1748), 2nd Viscount St John, full length in coronation robes

Medium - oil on canvas Measurements - H 232 x W 14...

Portrait acquisition in 2021 - The Hon.  Holles St. John (1710-1738)
Portrait acquisition in 2021 - The Hon. Holles St. John (1710-1738)

A short article on the acquisition of a hitherto u...

Holles St.John by Frances Bevan, 2019
Holles St.John by Frances Bevan, 2019

Article by local historian Frances Bevan on the Ho...

Monument to Hon Holles St.John at St. Mary's Battersea, 1738
Monument to Hon Holles St.John at St. Mary's Battersea, 1738

The monument was erected in memory of the Hon Holl...