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Thomas Fanshawe (1628–1705), with His Second Wife, Elizabeth (1641–1729)

Photo credit: Valence House Museum

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This is Thomas Fanshawe's second marriage portrait (there is another portrait in the Collection of him with his first wife Margaret Heath, painted by Peter Lely). The exact date of the marriage between Thomas and Elizabeth is not known, but it must be after 1682 when Elizabeth is mentioned in documents relating to Thomas. Elizabeth was one of the 16 children of Thomas, 1st Viscount Fanshawe, and Elizabeth Cockayne, and her husband Thomas was a distant cousin of hers, as they shared a great grandfather in Thomas Fanshawe, second Remembrancer, although through different great grandmothers.

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oil on canvas


H 40 x W 50 cm

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gift from Ann Fanshawe, 2004

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