William Blathwayt II (1688–1742), as a Child

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William Blathwayt II was the eldest son of William Blathwayt I (1649?–1717) and his wife, Mary Wynter (1650–1691). Here he is shown around the age of three, fashionably portrayed as a drummer, wearing classical, or 'all'antica' costume.

Henry Tilson was a pupil of Sir Peter Lely (1618–1680) and travelled to Italy in 1685 with Michael Dahl (1659–1743). Dahl painted portraits of William Blathwayt I and Mary Wynter, also in the collection at Dyrham.

National Trust, Dyrham Park

near Bath


William Blathwayt II (1688–1742), as a Child




oil on canvas


H 124.5 x W 100.5 cm

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purchased by the Ministry of Works through the National Land Fund and transferred to the National Trust for Dyrham Park, 1956

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