Two Members of the Borlase Family

Image credit: Royal Institution of Cornwall

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This painting is thought to be a portrait of John Borlase (1666–1755), and his wife Lydia, the parents of William Borlase. However, the style of dress suggests a date somewhat after Lydia's death in 1725. The facial features of the gentleman are those of the Ustick family, related to the Borlases by marriage.

Royal Cornwall Museum



Two Members of the Borlase Family


oil on canvas


H 80 x W 79.5 cm

Accession number

TRURI : LOAN.152.4

Acquisition method

on loan from Mrs Hunt

Work type


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