The Hussey-Hunts

Charles Foote Tayler, 1828


A handsome pair of signed portraits depicting the wonderfully named Hussey-Hunts!

Elizabeth Hussey was born in 1784 to George Hussey and Jane (née Coster) of Compton Pauncefoot. In 1809 she married Lewis Gooden Senior (born in Jamaica in 1786). In 1830 she inherited Compton Castle from her cousin whereupon the couple changed their name by Royal Licence to Hussey-Hunt. They had eleven children including a set of twins.

Matching ornate giltwood frames.

Born in 1800, Charles Foote Tayler lived on the Isle of Wight but subsequently moved to Bath where he married the daughter of a baker from Melcombe Regis in Dorset. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1820 and 1853.

Item Ref. W183

Size: framed, 208 x 192mm (8¼ x 7½")