SLAUGHTER, Stephen
(b. 1697, London, d. 1765, London)

Portrait of Francis Whyte

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Oil on canvas, 127 x 102 cm
Private collection

This painting shows a three-quarter length portrait of Francis Whyte of Redhills, County Cavan, sitting on a carved giltwood chair, leaning on his elbow on a console table draped with a blue-grey curtain, dressed in a blue coat and richly embroidered waistcoat.

Francis Whyte was descended from an old Bedfordshire family whose property was at Tuddington. He was the great-grandson of Francis Whyte who had been Secretary of State to Lord Deputy Grandison temp. Elizabeth I.