Lot 202
  • 202

Attributed to Joseph Highmore

5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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  • Joseph Highmore
  • Portrait of Edmund Pytts (1696-1753), three-quarter length, standing in a landscape
  • inscribed lower right: Edmd. Pytts Esqr./ MP for Worcestershire 1741/ Died 1753, and further inscribed on a label on the reverse: Edmund Pytts Esqre.
  • oil on canvas, unframed, together with a Portrait of Simon Kerrich (1697-1748), by John Theodore Heins (1697-1756), half-length, in a feigned oval, signed lower right: Heins, Fec: 1740.



Catalogue Note

Edmund Pytts was member of Parliament for Worcestershire in 1741. In 1726 he married firstly Susanna, daughter of Admiral Collett and in 1752 married secondly Anne, Countess of Coventry. He died aged 57 in 1753  and was buried at Holt Castle.