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This painting is a portrait, by James Cranke the elder, of his son, John. Reverend John Cranke was born in 1745 and died in 1816. He was the eldest child of the artist. A distinguished scholar and clergyman, he served for a time as Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge, before settling as incumbent of the Parish of Gainford in County Durham. As well as this portrait, the Dock Museum owns two other paintings by the artist: 'William Cranke as a Boy' and 'Self Portrait'.
oil on canvas
121 x 94 cm
purchased by Barrow Corporation, 1926
The Dock Museum
North Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2PW EnglandView venue
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