John Theodor Heins

Germany / England, b.1697, d.1756

Portrait of Leonard Mapes

  • 1735
  • Oil on canvas
  • Long-term loan from Ms A.L. Douglas
  • 1241 x 1000mm
  • L79/287

Fashion-conscious landowning gentlemen in 1730s England followed a prescribed attire: lengthy coats with outsized cuffs over long embroidered waistcoats, linen shirts with ruffled cuffs and cravats, tricorne hats and fancy powdered wigs. Leonard Mapes, twenty-six when painted here, went further, donning white gloves and a sword. In 1750, Mapes held the position of high sheriff of Norfolk.

(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)

Exhibition History