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The key to the sitter’s identity appears to lie in the ring on the index finger, which indicates a person of considerable power and authority and in the gold Garter insignia which the sitter appears to be pointing at.
The sitter is depicted wearing the British fashion for the period circa 1636, yet the use of red in the background was a feature that many Dutch artists used at the time. So the portrait is likely to represents a British nobleman of considerable authority, who was born in 1609 and who was travelling on the Continent in 1636 – when this miniature was painted.
|Height||83.00 mm||(3.27 inches)|