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Unknown Artist, Called Sir Roger Townshend (c.1596–1643)

Photo courtesy of Tom St Aubyn (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Raynham Hall
Title(s)
Called Sir Roger Townshend (c.1596–1643)
Date
c.1630
Location
The Music Room
Medium and support
Oil on panel
Dimensions
Overall height: 56.5 cm, Overall width: 43 cm
Artist
Unknown Artist
Catalogue Number
RN27

Description

This portrait, which can be dated to about 1630, depicts a man approaching middle age and is said to portray Sir Roger Townshend. The present condition, prior to restoration, impedes any assessment of this picture, due to several vertical splits in the  wooden panel. Judging from what little can be made out of what appears to be original paint, no comparable painting from this period can be put forward.

by Edward Town

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