Transcription of Charles Jarvis (Jervas) memorandum of 1733, Raynham Hall Archives 353
No 1 Given to Mrs Selwyn & paid
2) Given to Lady Cornwallis & paid
3) Mr Horace Walpole thinks both these Originals at Length of Lord & Lady Townshend are stil in my hands
to be ready at his call when his house in the country is furnish'd.
Memorand Mrs Selwyn knows that Lady Townshend borrowed a
rich Peticoat that had been the Queens of her for the Painter
to put to her Picture in order__
The account from Raynam mentions a Copy of this, but then
there must have been an Original said for Horace Walpole
9 . . . . Mistress Selwyn can tell my Lord that he sat for
His half Length for her, wh[ich] she thought of none
but half length pictures for her best room__
13 NB Baron Vere’s, the head a copy of the picture Original,
which with Sir Roger Townshend’s stand chargd in my ac
book, according to the practice of all Painters, at 36. 15.
that is, 5 Guineas for the head Copy, & 30 Guineas, the figure.
14 but both are chargd’ to Ld Townshend as merely Copyes.
15 Lord Townshend’s mother mad. from a half to a full length, also
charg’d but 10 Guineas . . 40 Guineas less than my customd
price in these 3 articles __
N.B. Lady Cornwallis had a half length of Lady Townshend, given
her by my Lady, which I never charg’d at all, & last year
out of pure respect to the family, made it into a full Length to
match my Lord Townshends – also gratis___
All this unask’d __ the Childrens great
Picture with 7 figures, I took but half price for, as my
Receipt in full to my Lady will shew ___ etc . . . .
18 Immediately after the installation Ceremony, my Lady order’d a
Picture of my Lord to be prepar’d at length in the Garter robes, it is
among the Copies, & I can’t say which, my Ld not having sat ___
Mr Waters shew’d Mr Heyman his Book with 4 . .15 the gold
frame for Baron Vere & 5 shill the case___
Pictures done for Lord Townshend 1733
by Charles Jarvis. £
No 1 Lord Townshend for the Duke of Newcastle at length
in the Coronation robes. 42 . . 00
2 Another for Mr Horace Walpole with ) coronation robes 42 . . 00
3 Lady Townshend in robes at Length ) 42 . . 00
4 pd Lord Townshend in Garter robes for Ld Scarbrough 42 . . 00
5 Ld & Lady Townshend half Length copyes for)
6 Mistress Coll. Townshend . . ) 21 . . 00
7 The two gold frames to do . . . . 4 . . 4
8 pd Lord Townshend at Length in Garter Robes) for Mr Henry Pelham copy. ) 21 . . 00
9 pd Lord Townshend half Length in Garter robes ) for Mrs Mary Selwyn . . ) 21 . 00
10 pd Mistress Coll Townshend half Length for Ld Townshend 21 . 00
11 pd Lord Townshend in Garter Robes at Length for) Mr Poyntz for the Congress (copy) ) 21 . . 00
12 pd A rich gold frame for Do. 14 . . 00
13 pd Baron Vere of Tilbury at Length copy 21 . . 00
14 pd Sir Roger Townshend at Length. Copy 21 . . 00
15 pd Ld Townshend’s mother half Length by Sir Peter Lely) made into a full Length and lined . . . ) 10 . . 10
16 pd Ld Townshend half Length, begun by Sir G. Kneller) one sitting, the robes for Do, also unfinish’d . . ) 5 . . 5
17 pd A rich gold frame, with the case made by Wm Waters,)
for the Original Head of Baron Vere ) 5 . . 0
18 Lord Townshend in Garter robes for my Lady, ) a Copy, but to be made an Original at Length ) when she had got my Lord to sit for it ___
For the Rt honble the Lord Viscount Townshend
by Charles Jarvis. 1733.
Baron Vere at Length . . . . 21. 00
Sir Roger Townshend Do. . . 21. 00
Ld Townshends mother made a full Length . . 10. 10
Mrs Coll Townshend 21. 00
Ld Townshend to Mr Poyntz . . 21. 00
The gold frame for Do . . 14. 00
Ld Townshend begun by G. Kneller. 5.. 5
A frame for Baron Vere’s Head . . 5..
£. 118... 15.
1733 Rec’d June 27th of Mr Heyman by Order of
my Lord Townshend one hundred eighteen pounds
fifteen shillings for Pictures & frames Deliver’d
as per Bill ____ Charles Jarvis.
- Country House
- Raynham Hall
- Transcription of Charles Jarvis (Jervas) memorandum of 1733, Raynham Hall Archives 353