Friday, 15 July 2016

John Palmer of Ecton by Michael Rysbrack

John Palmer (1612 -79).
Rector of Ecton, Northamptonshire.
Circa 1732.
Painted Terracotta
Michael Rysbrack.
John Palmer (1612 - 79).
 Rector of Ecton 1641-79; archdeacon of Northampton 1665-79, terracotta, with original painted surface; on a later painted stone base bust: 61cm. socle 17cm.
Painted Terracotta
signed Michael Rysbrack
Model for the Marble bust on the Palmer monument in Ecton Church, Northamptonshire.
Sold Lot 125 , 14 July 2010 Sotheby's London,
Provenance: John Palmer (ob. 1761); thence by descent at The Rectory, Ecton, Northamptonshire
Peterborough Diocesan Parsonages Board; sold Christie's, London, 6 December 1988, lot 128.
For the comprehensive catalogue entry by Gordon Balderson see -
The Ecton Palmer monument dated 1732.
Another John Palmer, of Ecton d. 1761 
Barrister of the Inner Temple
Lord of the manor of Cogenhoe, Nothamptonshire.
dated 1749 
William Hogarth
63.5 x 76 cms
Yale Centre for British Art.

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