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Southwick House. Inventory

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Southwick House. Inventory
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Extent and format
ff. 6.
Tall narrow folio.
Scope and content
Inventory of pictures, etc. ‘Belonging to Southwick house & Stoney Deane from Mr Cock's' (fol. 2). Probably relates to the settlement of the estate of Richard Norton (see Gent. Mag., 3 (1733), 57-62, for his will); annotated 'Decbr 30th 1737 John Lawton [sic] Esqr, (fol. 1). The collection relates to descendants of Admiral Sir John Lawson (d. 1665), whose half length portrait by Lely is twice mentioned (fols. 3, 6). Admiral Lawson's daughter Isabella married Daniel Norton of Southwick House, Hants., and secondly Sir John Chicheley. The pictures at Southwick (fols. 2-3) included many famous names, Titian, Van Dyck, Tintoretto, Rubens, as well as Lely, Kneller, etc.; the Stoney Deane collection (fols. 4-5) included pictures, marbles and miscellaneous ('A Narcissus Marble fountaine..') and drawings. At fol. 6 a list of items with valuations, in Mr Cock's hands but not received. Annotations of bequests to Mr Chicheley, Col. Norton and others (fols. 2v-3). According to the will of Richard Norton pictures not otherwise bequeathed were to go to the king. See also MSS/0235, fols. 6-7v.
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