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'John Worth of Worth, born October 13th 1768'.


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'John Worth of Worth, born October 13th 1768'.

In England, Squirrrels, Red until the arrival of the American Grey in the 1870's, were popular pets from the middle ages until early in the 19th century. This unusual portrait is of the young John Worth of Worth with his pet squirrel. In order to keep a squirrel as a pet it was necessary to take one of the young from a nest and to domesticate it, hence they were more often pets for boys than girls. Painted in oils on paper, laid onto canvas, and within a fine grained wedge-form frame of the period.
A pasted paper label to reverse declaring this to be 'John Worth of Worth, born October 13th 1768'.
o.s:22.5 in x 27 in
image size:15.5 in x 20.25 in
John Worth married Jane Mary Lee, daughter and heir to Matthew Lee of Ebford in Sussex. They had three children, John, Francis and Ellen.


18th Century & Earlier

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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