About this image
Second Baron Vernon who was the son of George Vernon-Venables, first Baron of Kinderton who succeeded the title after the death of his father. His father built Sudbury Hall in the second half of the 17th century. It is a redbrick building, now owned by the National Trust who first opened it to the public in 1972. One of the many features restored by the trust is the small dome, crowned with a golden ball on the roof of the hall, which acts as a beacon for travellers.
Based on a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Venables-Vernon,_2nd_Baron_Vernon for additional information on Lord Vernon.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county.
The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.