Portrait of
Miles Branthwayt
(died 1751)

 
Painted by
 John Theodore Heins
(1697-1756)

 

 

 

Portrait of Miles Branthwayt (Died 1751) Painted by John Theodore Heins (1697-1756) Portrait Artist Norwich Norfolk

Portrait of Miles Branthwayt (d.1751).  Painted by the portrait painter John Theodore Heins of Norfolk (1697-1756).  Three-quarter-length, in a brown coat and waistcoat, holding a hat, a landscape beyond. Signed, dated and inscribed 'D Heins Fec:/1725/Miles Branthwayt/Ob 1751.' (lower left) and with inscription 'Miles Branthwayth 3d. son of Arthur/by Ann Dr. and heiress of Thomas Bacon Esq. who was 2d son of Sir Francis Bacon of the Bacons of/Hesset in Suffolk and one of/the judges of the Kings Bench/in 1642, Miles Ob: Nov. 1751 and/was buried in the family vault/at Hethel.' (on the reverse).  Oil on canvas 50 x 40¾ in. (127 x 103.5 cm.) In an English 18th century carved and gilded frame.  Sold by Christies 9 March 2000 (www.christies.com).

If you have any further information about Miles Branthwayt or his family I would be very pleased to hear from you.  Please contact me on jj@jjhc.info 

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