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James Lowther (1673–1755), 4th Bt

Photo credit: The Beacon Museum

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This painting is a portrait of James Lowther who was the second son of Sir John Lowther and inherited the estate. He followed in his father's footsteps both as MP for Cumberland and as the driving force behind the development of Whitehaven town and harbour. As his father had done, he employed stewards to supervise the operation of their estate, but their own drive and ambition ensured that Whitehaven became one of Britain's leading ports.

  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    77 x 63.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    acquired, before 1973


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