THOMAS KNOX, 2ND EARL OF RANFURLY<BR />George Engleheart (British, 1750-1829) the sitter wearing blue coat with gold buttons, white waistcoat, stock and frilled cravat together with a pair of paste-set buckles
Lot 371Y
THOMAS KNOX, 2ND EARL OF RANFURLY
George Engleheart
(British, 1750-1829)
the sitter wearing blue coat with gold buttons, white waistcoat, stock and frilled cravat together with a pair of paste-set buckles
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 3,896) inc. premium

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THOMAS KNOX, 2ND EARL OF RANFURLY
George Engleheart (British, 1750-1829)
the sitter wearing blue coat with gold buttons, white waistcoat, stock and frilled cravat. Watercolour on ivory, signed on the obverse with artist's cursive initial E, gilt-metal frame, the obverse engraved THOMAS, 2ND EARL OF RANFURLY, the reverse glazed to reveal cream silk. Oval, 86mm (3 3/8in) high together with a pair of paste-set buckles with a handwritten note: "These buckles were constantly worn by the 2nd Ld Ranfurly."

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  • Thomas Knox, 2nd Earl of Ranfurly (1786-1858) was the eldest son of Thomas Knox, 1st Earl of Ranfurly by his wife the Hon. Diana Jane, daughter of Edmund Perry, 1st Viscount Pery. He studied at St. John's College, Cambridge before embarking on a career in politics. In 1812, Ranfurly succeeded his father as M.P. for County Tyrone and later M.P. for Dungannon between 1818-1830. He married Mary Juliana, daughter of the Most Reverend William Stuart, in 1815, by whom he had four sons and six daughters. Upon his death in 1858, the earldom was succeeded by his eldest son, Thomas.
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