Sunday 3 May 2015

Bust of Jemima Dutton by Rysbrack

             Jemima Dutton by Michael Rysbrack (d.1767). 

  •                    Signed and dated on the left shoulder : M :l Rysbrack / Fecit 1745.
  •                                      Dimensions : (85,5 x) 60 x 47,8 x 30,5
  •                             Acquired from de Mr Léon Gauchez, Paris, 1895.

  •                            Musee Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique. Brussels, Belgium.

    From Gloucestershire Archives -

    Letters received by Dutton from his brother, the 4th Baron Sherborne etc. 1909 -12
    From Lord Sherborne, Sherborne House, Northleach R.S.O, about Jemima Dutton, 'a genuine Dutton of the old Norman stock', her bust by Rysbrack sold by the 'butler's son' when he sold Shipton Court [in 1868 Sir John Chandos Reade, 7th Bart, a distant cousin, whose children were dead without issue, bar one living daughter, an imbecile, left his estates to Joseph Wakefield, his servant, who assumed the name of Reade], etc.; 4 October 1912.

    Jemima Dutton was the daughter of James Lenox Dutton (1713 -76) of Sherborne, Gloucestershire and Jane Bond.

    James was originally named James Lenox Naper, son of James Naper,  by 2nd wife Elizabeth daughter of Richard 2nd Baron Barry of Santry and Elizabeth Jenery,  but changed his surname to Dutton on inheriting the property of his uncle Sir John Dutton d. 1743

    Jemima Dutton died unmarried 6 Feb 1762 - Will proved 8 Feb. 1762.

    For Sherborne Park and the Dutton family, Art and Architecture, in particular their involvement with William Kent see -'s+'heroic+age'%3A+the+forgotten+treasures+of+Dutton...-a0371687079

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