Rev John Twells
Rev John Twells was rector of Caston from 1768-1803. The above painting is currently in the Hope College, Holland, Michigan. The paintings came to Hope College in the early 1990s from an alumnus in Chicago, who bought them from the W. Russell Button Gallery (also in Chicago) in the 1970s. The Button Gallery listed the Honorable Mrs. Basil Ionides (1883-1962) as a previous owner of the painting. Research shows that Mrs. Ionides was a London collector known especially for her Asian ceramics, some of which she donated to the British Museum and the V&A.