24,728 visitors today 381 antiques added today
Relevant Categories
antique photo
Choose an antique category

Portrait Of A Gentleman Circle Of James Latham,Of Edmund Hoyle,Whist Inventor


£3,250 | $4,327 USD | €3,682 EUR
Item Number: SA545818
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Country House Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 27 times in the past month with the most views from Canada.


18th century Bust portrait of a gentleman in a blue coat with gold buttons (Said to be Edmund Hoyle, inventor of Whist)
circle of James Latham. Housed in a gilt frame the size overall is 71 x 84 cm (28 x 33 inches approx) whilst the painting is
56 x 69 cm ( 22 x 27 inches approx)
The overall condition is very good having had some restoration. The painting has been relined, cleaned and re varnished.
There has been some strengthening/overpainting. There is a Rectangular patch repair along lower edge, centre, reverse approximately 5 x 7cm with associated retouching to front,all essentially done sympathetically.
some fine stable craquelure throughout. Some minor self coloured losses to frame. None of the above detracting from
a very attractive portrait.
Edmond Hoyle
Edmond Hoyle
English card game authority, "the Father of whist"
Born 1672 England Died 29 August 1769 (aged 9697)
London, England
Edmond Hoyle (1672 29 August 1769)[1] was a writer best known for his works on the rules and play of card games. The phrase "according to Hoyle" came into the language as a reflection of his generally perceived authority on the subject
James Latham
James Latham was born in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland and possibly related to the family of Lathams of Meldrum and Ballysheehan. After some practice of his art, Latham studied for an academic year in Antwerp (172425) where he became a Master of the Guild of St Luke. He returned to Dublin by 1725, and may have visited England in the 1740s, as the influence of Joseph Highmore, as well as Charles Jervas and William Hogarth, is evident in his work of this period. Anthony Pasquin memorably dubbed Latham "Ireland's Van Dyck". Latham died in Dublin on 26 January 1747.
Several of James Latham's portraits are in the National Gallery of Ireland collection in Dublin; one is of the famous MP Charles Tottenham (16941758) of New Ross, Co. Wexford, "Tottenham in his Boots" (Cat. No.411) and a second is a portrait of Bishop Robert Clayton (16971758) and his wife Katherine (Cat. No. 4370). In 1947 the London Tate Gallery purchased Latham's portrait of Sir Capel Molyneux (ref. N05801), two centuries after the artist's death in Dublin.
Free worldwide delivery (excluding all taxes/customs etc, which is to be paid for by customer)
delivery usually within 14 working days
RETURNS (The Consumer Contracts Regulations) Whilst we are sure that you will be extremely happy with your purchase,
if for any reason you are not, then you are entitled to return the item to us for a refund.
For all purchases made
you are entitled to return the item(s) for a period of up to 14 days
following receipt by you or a representative indicated by you.
Please contact us by email ( confirm that you are returning the item(s)
and the reason for doing so.
Upon receipt of the item(s) we will refund the purchase price via your original payment method
The item(s) must be received in the condition that it was sent for you to be entitled to a refund.
You are responsible for the postage costs of returning the item(s) and insurance of the item(s).
If the item(s) are too large to return by post or courier,
then we would ask you to use the same shippers that were used to send you the item(s)
to you a


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 84 cm (33.1")
Width = 71 cm (28.0")
Depth = 4 cm (1.6")

Seller Details

Country House Fine Art
United Kingdom

International Tel:

Purchase now

Country House Fine Art accept online payments for this antique:

Email seller about this item:

Link to this item