Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Sir John Corbet of Adderley, wearing the robes of high sherriff of Shropshire 1676

John Michael Wright (16171694)

Portrait of Sir John Corbet of Adderley, wearing the robes of high sherriff of Shropshire, John Michael Wright
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Oil on canvas
17th Century
50 x 40 inches 127 x 101.2 cm
 
Provenance:
12th March, 1946, removed from Adderley Hall and sold at auction at The Pools, Adderley. Previously by family descent from the sitter.
Sir John Corbet, of the Corbet family of Adderley Hall, Shropshire, is shown three-quarter length in what are traditionally believed to be the robes of the High Sheriff of Shropshire. The sitter was following family tradition when he held the post of Lord High Sheriff from 1676 - 1677.

Inscribed on stretcher Sir John Corbet dressed as High Sheriff Co Salop 1676 by Lily.
Philip Mould Ltd, 18-19 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5LU.Copyright Philip Mould Ltd.