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Portrait of Two Gentlemen in armour, perhaps Sir Thomas Monson Bt and his son Sir John Monson Bt 1620c.

Follower of Robert Peake (c.1551-1619)

Portrait of Two Gentlemen in armour, perhaps Sir Thomas Monson Bt and his son Sir John Monson Bt, Follower of Robert Peake
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Oil on Panel
17th Century
34 1/2 x 44 inches 87.6 x 111.8 cm
 
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The sitters in this portrait have traditionally been identified as members of the Monson family, and they may well be Sir Thomas Monson (1565 1641), created a baronet in 1611, and his son and heir Sir John Monson (1599 1683) who fought on the side of King Charles I in the Civil War. The painting is executed in the workshop style of Robert Peake, who was appointed joint Sergeant-Painter to King James I, joint with John de Critz who was already in loco, in 1607 or 1610.
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