THOMAS BEACH (MILTON ABBAS 1738-1806 DORECHESTER)
Portrait of Robert Helyar (c.1748-1781), half-length, in uniform
transcribed ‘Robert Helyar Aged 20 years / 1768’ (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
30 x 25 3/8 in. (76.2 x 64.4 cm.)
By descent through the sitter’s family at Coker Court, Yeovil, Somerset.
Colonel and Mrs Walker Heneage, by 1937, and by descent to the present owner.
Bristol, R.W.A., Art Treasures of the West Country, 24 May-26 June 1937, no. 127 (lent by Mrs.Walker Heneage).