Colonel, The Hon. John Russell (1620-1681)

attributed to Johann Kerseboom (fl.1680 - London 1708)
National Trust Inventory Number 1129132

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date Unknown
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 2180 x 1320 mm
Place of origin
Collection Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, Midlands, National Trust

The sitter was the third son of Francis, 4th Earl of Bedford and the Hon. Catherine Chandos. He was a leading Royalist commander in the Civil War, and a conspirator (for which he was imprisoned) under the Protectorate. At the Restoration, in November 1660, he raised, and commanded for some 21 years, a regiment of foot-guards for Charles II, which later became the Grenadier Guards. He sold the command of this for 5,000 guineas.

The picture was previously attributed to Lely.

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Colonel The Hon. John Russell (1620-1681) attributed to Johann Kerseboom (fl.1680 - d.London 1708) . Portrait of an aged man, full length, standing to right in a landscape with a dog, his right hand on his hip, his left held out; he wears a long brown surcoat with lace cravat, scarlet and gold sash, embroidered sleeves and white cuffs; in the background an army under review.


Seen by Horace Walpole in 1760;

Marks and inscriptions

bottom left Lord Russell

Makers and roles

attributed to Johann Kerseboom (fl.1680 - London 1708) , artist


Walpole 1927-28 Paget Toynbee (ed.), 'Horace Walpole's Journals of Visits to Country Seats, etc.', 1760-62, Walpole Society XVI, 1927 -28 pp. 9-80, p.29, 1760 Chatsworth:

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