Charles Crespigny Vivian at the age of seventeen months. Charles was born on Christmas Eve 1808, the eldest son of Richard Hussey Vivian, 1st Baron Vivian and Eliza Champion de Crespigny. Following a career in the army, Charles become a Whig politician and MP for Bodmin until 1842 when he succeeded his father to become 2nd Baron Vivian and entered the House of Lords. He also served as Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall between 1856 and 1877.
Lord Vivian married Arabella, daughter of Reverend John Middleton Scott, in 1833. She died in January 1837. Lord Vivian remained a widower until his death in April 1886, aged 77. He was succeeded in the barony by his son, Hussey, who became a prominent diplomat.
Original gold frame, the reverse engraved.
Item Ref. 5228
Size: oval, 68 x 56mm
Provenance: Plas Gwyn, Anglesey