Local artist's historic commission

Robert Parker with artist John Rotherham who he commissioned to paint a portrait of his grandfather. (s)

Robert Parker with artist John Rotherham who he commissioned to paint a portrait of his grandfather. (s)

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Robert Parker, owner of Browsholme Hall, has commissioned Clitheroe portrait artist John Rotherham to paint a posthumous portrait of his decorated grandfather, The Hon. Captain Trevor Tempest Parker, who fought at the historic Battle of Jutland.

Robert Parker, owner of Browsholme Hall, has commissioned Clitheroe portrait artist John Rotherham to paint a posthumous portrait of his decorated grandfather, The Hon. Captain Trevor Tempest Parker, who fought at the historic Battle of Jutland.

John said: “I felt a huge responsibility to get this right. As a posthumous portrait, it was a challenging brief. My only source materials were black and white photographs from the Parker family archives.”

On the unveiling of the painting Robert said: “I’m thrilled that this image of my grandfather, as a young Naval officer, has been brought to life, and that John’s work will join the list of distinguished painters who have captured the Parker family through the centuries”.