John Harvey of Ipswich
By John Theodore Heins (1697-1756)
Inscription reads: 'John Harvey Esq of Ipswich, eldest son of J Harvey of Beecham Wells, Norfolk. Born 1699. Died 1750. Married Margaret Daughter of John Hunt Esq, Worlington, Norfolk'.
Painted by the artist John Theodore Heins (1697-1756) of Norwich. Signed on the sitters lower left hand side 'Heins Fec 1734', the figure 3 in the date being difficult to read but is definately 1734. His brother Peter was painted by Heins in 1737. 1724 would have been too early and 1744 would have been too late. Inscribed on the sitters lower right hand side 'AT. 32-' which presumably means aged 32 in 1734. The numbers don't quite tie up as this would mean that he was born around 1702? The later inscription on the top may have the date of birth incorrect as it is more likely to have been 1702 instead of 1699.