John Postle Heseltine

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John Postle Heseltine (1843 – 2 March 1929) was a painter and art collector who became a trustee of the National Gallery, London. He donated the paintings A Garden Scene with Waterfowl by Anthonie van Borssum, Portrait of a Grand Vizir by Jean-Etienne Liotard, A Cowherd passing a Horse and Cart in a Stream by Jan Siberechts, and Portrait of a Man, probably Johann Feige by Lucas Cranach the Elder.

His brother was Rev. Ernest Heseltine, who assisted the officiation of his eldest daughter Dorothy's marriage to Viscount Cantelupe in 1890.[1] Dorothy's husband died in a boating accident a few months after their marriage and she later married Baron George Jeffreys.[2][3]

His daughter Clarissa Mary Heseltine married at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge on 8 October 1902 Charles W. Sofer Whitburn, son of Charles Joseph Sofer Whitburn.[4] She was well known as a racehorse breeder, and at one point live at Amport House, near Andover, Hampshire.


  1. ^ "Weddings". The Queen. 28 June 1890. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  2. ^ "George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys". The Peerage. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Dorothy (nee Heseltine), Lady Jeffreys". National Portrait Gallery, London.
  4. ^ "Court News". The Times (36894). London. 9 October 1902. p. 3.