Musée No:737.115Regular price £25.00
Borlase Cokayne as a Boy riding Sultana
Artist: Thomas Smith of Derby
Thomas Smith of Derby. (c. 1720 – 1767), was a landscape painter and father of the engraver John Raphael Smith and miniaturist painter Thomas Corregio Smith. He was famous for his many landscapes paintings including historic houses like Chatsworth and also views of the Lake District. Few paintings survive to this day, but his engravings have been treasured in renowned collections
Borlase Cockayne (born 1740) was the 6th Viscount Cullen and he would have been 11 in this painting of him riding flat out across the Northamptonshire countryside on Sultana, perhaps his favourite horse. The title of Viscount Cullen created in 1642 died with Borlase in 1810.