Pair of Cherub Drawings by Arthur Howe Holdsworth 1806

A beautifully executed pair of framed coloured drawings by Arthur Howe Holdsworth dated 1806. A nicely detailed pair of cherub in landscape scenes, mounted in circular gilt frames. Arthur Howe Holdsworth (1780–1860) of Mount Galpin in Devon, was a merchant, inventor, artist and in 1809 was Governor of Dartmouth Castle, a position also held by his father. He was elected member of Parliament for Dartmouth in 1802, holding the seat until December 1819, when he vacated it in favour of Charles Milner Ricketts, a cousin of Lord Liverpool. He returned to the seat in 1829, but was defeated by John Seale in 1832, after the Reform Act partially disenfranchised the constituency. Holdsworth was from a Devon mercantile and trading family and resided at Widdecombe House and Mount Galpin in Dartmouth located near Kingsbridge within the Stokenham Priory estate, owned by the Holdsworth family for many years. Dimenions: 39cm in diameter

£1,450.00

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