Painting of Thomas Pigott

Colonel Thomas Pigott became MP for Bridgwater in 1647. In the same year he married Florence Smyth a wealthy widow who lived at Ashton Court in North Somerset. In the background is a view of Castle Pigott in County Laois, Ireland. John Hayls was a nationally important artist and a rival of Peter Lely.
Accession Loan No.
WESTM : 1976.25
Collection Class
Fine Art
Common Name
painting of Thomas Pigott
Simple Name
Production Person Surname
Hayls (1600-1679)
Production Person Initials
Period Classification
Post-Medieval (AD 1500-1800)
Production Date
1660 (about)
Production Country
Production Continent
canvas, gilding, wood
Topography Town
County Laois, Ireland
Topography Building Keyword
Castle Pigott

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