Portrait of Sir Foster Cunliffe, 3rd Bt. of Acton Park, Wrexham, Denbighshire

Full-length portrait of a standing male in a lanscape setting. To the left of the composition stands a pair of birches near the figure; to the right the landscape opens up to a distant expanse of trees and hills. The man, Sir Foster Cunliiffe, stands facing to the right and looking out of the canvas to the left. He holds a bow and quiver of arrows; a black hat with feather lies on the ground at his feet. He is dressed in tan pants and waistcoat with a green frock coat and black boots.
John Hoppner
Cunliffe wears the uniform of the Royal Society of British Bowmen, a group he founded in 1787 and is shown in a landscape, presumably his estate of Acton Park in Denbighshire. His family's fortune came from trade, including participation in the slave trade before it was outlawed in Britain.
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Tuesday, June 28, 2022