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Portrait drawing of Thomas Hayward by William Stukeley

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MS. Eng. c. 7903, fol. 24
Held at the Weston Library

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An ink-and-wash portrait by William Stukeley of the Reverend Thomas Hayward, owner of Stonehenge from 1678 until the Bruce family (Earls of Aylesbury) acquired it by marriage. The drawing includes two dates (4 July 1723 and 1724) and the Hayward family coat of arms. On the verso Stukeley notes the dimensions of stones at a prehistoric monument at Avebury.


  • Creation: 1724


1 leaf

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7903, fol. 24].

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MS. Eng. c. 7903, fol. 24

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6662


Portrait drawing of Thomas Hayward by William Stukeley.

Biographical / Historical

William Stukeley (1687-1765) was an Anglican clergyman, physician, antiquary and archaeologist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, May 2011. Originally bought by Nicholas Poole-Wilson from Paul Grinke and sold on to Bernard Quaritch. Sponsored in memory of Professor John David North, Duke Humfrey’s Night, 15 Oct 2011.

Portrait drawing of Thomas Hayward by William Stukeley
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Weston Library
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