Pastel on paper over canvas; 22 by 17ins; 56 x 43cm; held in an 18th century style frame
Provenance: Miss Ellen Wilmot, Warley Place, Essex; Warley Place house sale, 1935 bought by S. Royd; Private collection, England
Miss Ellen Wilmot (1858-1934) was a famous Edwardian horticulturalist whose extraordinary gardens still survive at Warley, though unfortunately the ancient house was demolished in 1939 following her death. It is recorded that Warley passed through many owners with a number of chattels remaining in the house over the centuries. It is possible, therefore that this portrait may have remained with the house and subsequently purchased by the Wilmot family in 1875. If this is the case it could depict either Thomas Jackson (d.1728) of Grays Inn or his son George Jackson (d.1734) both of whom owned Warley Place in the early 18th century.