Henry Belasyse,  2nd Earl of Fauconberg (1748-1802) seated with his dog wearing the uniform of the North Riding Militia
Henry Belasyse,  2nd Earl of Fauconberg (1748-1802) seated with his dog wearing the uniform of the North Riding Militia
Henry Belasyse,  2nd Earl of Fauconberg (1748-1802) seated with his dog wearing the uniform of the North Riding Militia

WILLIAM WELLINGS (worked 1778-1796)

Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl of Fauconberg (1748-1802) seated with his dog wearing the uniform of the North Riding Militia

1785 United Kingdom

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together with a print of his house Bayshill by J Spornberg
set in stained black wood frame with inner beaded border, the reverse inscribed Mary Pook/ The Gift of Mrs. Thompson 1829.

Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl Fauconberg was a British peer and politician.
He was the son of Thomas Belasyse, 1st Earl Fauconberg and Catherine Betham.

He served as the Member of Parliament for Peterborough between 1768 and 1774, sitting for the Whig party. Following his succession to his father's title in 1774, Fauconberg assumed his seat in the House of Lords. He was a Lord of the Bedchamber from 1777 to 1802, and Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire over the same period.

On 29 May 1766, he married Charlotte Lamb, the sister of Peniston Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne. Together they had four daughters.

Bays Hill Lodge, was built 1780 for Lord Fauconberg. It was this house where George III was staying during his royal visit in 1788. The house became popular and hosted many a notable visitor until it was demolished in 1860.

The Mrs. Thompson referred to on the reverse of the silhouette was the wife of Henry Thompson who opened Montpellier Spa, 1809 in Cheltenham. Bays Hill Lodge was situated very close to the Spa and inevitably the Thompson's would have become acquainted with Lord Fauncoberg.

John Singleton Copely also painted Henry's portrait wearing the uniform of the North Riding Militia, 1792
Mrs. Thompson wife of Henry Thompson founder of Montpellier Spa
Mary Pook
Dimensions
Height 28.00 cm (11.02 inches)
Width 21.00 cm (8.27 inches)
Stock Code
4454
Medium
painted in shades of grey and black on card,
Signed/Inscribed
Signed and dated 1785 on the obverse
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