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Basil Thomas Fanshawe (1857–1944)

Photo credit: Valence House Museum

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Basil Thomas was the second son of John Gaspard Fanshawe and Barbara Frederica Beaujolois Coventry, and was born on 28th July 1857. He attended the Repton School from 1871 to 1875, then served an apprenticeship and became a qualified civil engineer. In 1878 he took a different direction when, along with his friend Evelyn Pulteney, he travelled to Ceylon to take up tea planting. In 1890 he returned to England briefly and married Mary Georgina Clerke (1862–1945), daughter of Sir William Henry Clerke, 10th Baronet, and Georgina Gosling, on 19th April.

Valence House Museum

London


Date

1906

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 89 x W 69 cm

Accession number

LDVAL47

Acquisition method

gift from Aubrey Fanshawe, 1963

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

J. W. Schofield 1906


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