2nd Duke of Ancaster


Attributed to Henry Scheemakers and Henry Cheere.


A white marble bust of Peregrine, 2nd Duke of Ancaster, wearing an elaborate breastplate, first half of the 18th Century.


Peregrine (1685-1742) was the second but eldest surviving son of Robert, 1st Duke of Ancaster, and his first wife, Mary Wynn. He was Vice-Chamberlain to Queen Anne and Lord of the Bedchamber to King George I. On succeeding his father as 2nd Duke of Ancaster, he also became Lord Great Chamberlain of England. A magnificent monument to Peregrine, also by Scheemakers and Cheere, is in the nearby church of Edenham.


68.5cm high.