Oil painting on canvas. Edmund Prideaux (1693-1745) by William Aikman (Forfar 1682 - London 1731). In full wig, wearing brown coat, white cravat and white linen-frilled cuffs, hose and black buckled shoes. Left hand on hip above sword hilt, right hand resting on book on pedestal. Standing in front of curtained archway with view of town by river with boats.Identified by the arms on the plinth and the view of Prideaux Place, Padstow, his residence that appears in the background. A university friend of Hobart and a bibliophile, he drew views of Blickling around 1727. CMS_PCF_355554
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