THE HATCHMENT OF THOMAS HABINGTON OF HINDLIP (1560-1647), 17TH CENTURY
the painted panel in a moulded ebonised frame, signed in manuscript to reverse 'Robert Berkeley'
overall: 75 by 74.5cm., 29½ by 29¼in.
Overall in fair condition the painted panel with multiple splits repairs. The 'banner' lacks a painted motto above the arms. Some re-touching. Chips to paints and losses. Frame with chips and losses to moudled edges. This has been in store for sometime and the condition reflects this. It is very decorative.
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Thomas Habington's estate passed to the Comptons of Hartbury;
thence by descent to Jane Compton, sister of Sir Walter Compton who married John Berkeley (d. 1778);
his son Robert Berkeley (1764-1845)