Talk:D'Ewes Coke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
          This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:
WikiProject Derbyshire (Rated C-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon The article on D'Ewes Coke is supported by the Derbyshire WikiProject, which is an attempt to improve the quality and coverage of Derbyshire-related articles on Wikipedia.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
WikiProject Biography (Rated C-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 
Derby Museum and Art Gallery project (Rated C-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is related to the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Please copy assessments of the article from the most major WikiProject template to this one as needed.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the importance scale.
 
WikiProject Christianity / Anglicanism (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Christianity, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Christianity on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Anglicanism (marked as Low-importance).
 

THx & Agreed?[edit]

Mr Coke of Brookhill by Gainsborough 219291.JPG

Thanks for the help to all.

I think this is his dad, George. However all I have is the title of "Mr Coke of Brookhill" and the date of "c.1760". Seems very likely that this notable paiting is of his dad. Agree? Victuallers (talk) 13:52, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

A good find. The red coat and military tricorn certainly look right for the uniform of an officer of Dragoons of the time, and the man we see looks about the right age, too. Colonel George Coke died in 1759, which is as near as you can get to 1760 without being 1760. But why Mr Coke, and why of Brookhill? Eschewing leaps of faith, and supposing the title given is correct, perhaps we could just look at the descent of Brook Hill Hall. Who did D'Ewes Coke and his wife inherit it from in about 1782, per the derby.gov.uk site? Perhaps from George's widow, but perhaps also from another branch of the family of a military bent. Also, it may be that the name attached to the portrait has been garbled - can we find out where the painting is now, or get a better attribution for it? Commercial art sites soetimes get things terribly wrong! Xn4 11:47, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
I seem to recall readin gin Allan Mallinson's books that Dragoons actually wore blue (at least by the Peninsular Wars). It also looks to me more like a coat over a waistcoat, rather than a coat with "facings", but I could be wrong. David Underdown (talk) 13:00, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
There's another painting by Gainsborough of an unidentified officer of Dragoons, hatless, but showing a similar red coat with a black lining. I think it may be in the Tate. Xn4 23:40, 17 April 2008 (UTC)