Oil painting on canvas, Sir Thomas Myddelton II (1586-1666) manner of Robert Walker (c.1600 – London c.1659), inscribed with archaising hand bottom right with sitter's name. A three-quarter-length portrait of the Civil War General, standing in a landscape, to right, wearing armour. His right arm is resting on a plinth with red drapery wrapped around his upper arm. Original of No CHI/P/5 CHI/P/16.
With some of the contents, in 1978, that were acquired along with Chirk Castle from Lt-Col Ririd Myddelton (1902–1988) by the National Land Fund and handed, on loan for 99 years, to the Secretary of State for Wales (In 1981 Chirk was transferred into the ownership of the National Trust); accepted by the Inland Revenue in lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of Lt-Col Ririd Myddelton (1902–1988) and transferred to the National Trust for display to the public at Chirk Castle in 1999.
Chirk Castle, The Myddelton Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
manner of Robert Walker (c.1600 – London c.1659), artist