English School, Sir Edward Hussey

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)


Country House
Doddington Hall
Sir Edward Hussey
? c.1645–8
Brown Parlour
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Overall height: 83.5 cm, Overall width: 62 cm
English School
Catalogue Number


Sir Edward Hussey (1585–1648), was the son of Sir Charles Hussey of Honington and Ellen Birch. In 1611 he was created Baronet of Honington, Lincolnshire, and in 1618 high sheriff of Lincolnshire. In 1609 he married Elizabeth Anton (1591–1658), granddaughter of Thomas Tailor, builder of Doddington Hall. During the Civil War, Hussey was a prominent Royalist. As a result, under the terms of the Treaty of Uxbridge, 1645, he was barred from public office and was subject subsequently to heavy fines. The present portrait, by an unknown regional artist, possibly active in Lincolnshire, probably dates from around the mid-1640s, painted towards the end of Sir Edward’s life.

by Martin Postle

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