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Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland

(1763-1837), Painter

Artist associated with 25 portraits

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Richard Bingham, by John Young, published by and after  Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland - NPG D31785

Richard Bingham

by John Young, published by and after Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland
mezzotint, published July 1811
NPG D31785

John Hutchins, by J. Collimore, after  Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland - NPG D8641

John Hutchins

by J. Collimore, after Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland
line engraving, published 1813
NPG D8641

Sir Samuel Romilly, by John Kennerley, published by  Zachariah Sweet, after  Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland - NPG D39859

Sir Samuel Romilly

by John Kennerley, published by Zachariah Sweet, after Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland
stipple engraving, published 1822
NPG D39859

Sir Samuel Romilly, by John Kennerley, published by  Charles Sweet, after  Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland - NPG D39858

Sir Samuel Romilly

by John Kennerley, published by Charles Sweet, after Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland
stipple engraving, published 1829
NPG D39858

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William Schaw Cathcart, 1st Earl Cathcart

by Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Wright, after John Hoppner
stipple engraving, published 22 November 1809
NPG D15242

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Gwenda Yeomans

26 November 2018, 12:26

There are three portraits in Dorset County Museum (and on Arts UK) attributed to "British School C18th". The Museum know nothing more. The portraits are of the Warne family.(James, Stephen White and Ann). James Warne's Day Book (held by DRO) has this entry relating to 30th May 1785 : "Cantlo Bestland was the son of the late Cantlo Bestland of Sturminster Marshall Dorset...He came to Ansty 18th October 1784 and began [my portrait]the same day and finished my wife's the 23rd following,as they were drawn at the request and expense (sic) of my son ...". My doubts about the link arise only from the fact that he talks about Cantlo taking a pencil and "drawing" (rather than saying "painting"). I see that the Hutchins on your site is signed Cantlo not Charles. No doubt you can access these pictures as easily as I. I would love to know whether they can be attributed to Cantlo Bestland.

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