Sir Thomas Myddelton II (1586-1666)

manner of Robert Walker (c.1600 – London c.1659)
National Trust Inventory Number 1171159

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1650
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1232 x 1003 mm (48 ½ x 39 ½ in)
Place of origin
Collection Chirk Castle, Wrexham (Accredited Museum)
On show at Chirk Castle, Wrexham, Wales, National Trust

Summary description

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.


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.

Credit line

Chirk Castle, The Myddelton Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

manner of Robert Walker (c.1600 – London c.1659), artist

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Place of origin
Materials Canvas (10117)
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Category Art / Oil paintings (12642)
Collection Chirk Castle, Wrexham (Accredited Museum) (2375)
Periods 17th century (33435)
Maker Robert Walker (c.1600 – London c.1659) (25)
Subjects Sir Thomas Myddelton II (1586 - 1666) (4)
Object Type Oil painting (14440)

Record Status


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