Portrait of John Harvey
(1666-1742)

Painted by
 John Theodore Heins
(1697-1756)

Portrait of John Harvey (1666-1742), Mayor of Norwich 1727

Portrait of John Harvey (1666-1742), Mayor of Norwich 1727

The inscription at the top of the portrait reads: 'JNO. HARVEY, ESQR. OF NORWICH & BEACHAMWELL, NORK. BORN 1666. DIED 1742. MARRD. ANN / DAUR. OF WM. STATHAM, ESQR. TWICE MAYOR OF NORWICH. FIRST OF THIS FAMILY WHO RESIDED THERE / WAS 2ND. SON OF ROBT. HARVEY, ESQR. OF BEACHAM WELL. (WHO DIED 1695.) WHICH FAMILY ESTATE PASSED IN DIRECT / DESCENT FROM FATHER TO SON THRO' 7 GENERNS. FROM J. HARVEY, ESQR. BORN 1499 & BURD. IN CHURCH OF THAT PARISH, 1569, / WHO IS DESCEND. FROM JNO. HARVEY SHERIFF OF NORWH. IN 1470. LEFT 6 SONS & 2 DAU.'  Portrait is undated.. Norfolk Museums, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

This portrait is also shown in the book 'Portraits in Norfolk Houses' by Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, Vol 2, undated but published around 1928.  Norwich, Holmwood, Thorpe, the property of Col J R Harvey, later moved to Windover, Burlesdon, Hants.  Page 104. 

A copy (the copy) is in the Norfolk Museum.

If you know any more please contact me jj@jjhc.info

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