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Sir Francis Winnington

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Sir Francis Winnington, by Unknown artist, circa 1670 -NPG 305 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Sir Francis Winnington

by Unknown artist
circa 1670
17/8 in. x 1 5/8 in. (48 mm x 41 mm) oval
NPG 305

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An old copy from a half-length portrait (perhaps by J. M. Wright), formerly in Lord Foley’s collection at Witley, and bought by Paul Foley of Stoke Edith in 1921. [1] A late watercolour copy from NPG 305 is at Trinity College, Oxford. [2]

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1) Sir Francis’s daughter-in-law was Anne Foley of Great Witley, the mother of Thomas Winnington.
2) By M. G. [E.] Crow 1911 (Mrs R. L. Poole, Catalogue of Portraits in the possession of the University, Colleges, City and County of Oxford, III, p 128, no.29).

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Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, pp 384-85.

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Presented by the sitter’s descendant, Sir Thomas Winnington, 4th Bt. (1811-72), 1870.

This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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