Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of a Gentleman c.1640 1640s

 English School 

Portrait of a Gentleman c.1640,  English School
Oil on canvas
17th Century
30 x 25 inches 76.2 x 63.5 cm
The sitter in this portrait is unknown, but his dress dates the painting to the years around 1640, the period when the political divisions in English society were to militarise at the outbreak of the Civil War in 1642, a circumstance which grants Cavalier images such as this especially emotive.
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