Henry Herbert, 4th Baron Herbert of Chirbury (1640-1691)

Gilbert Soest (Soest c.1605 – London 1681)
National Trust Inventory Number 1180938

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1660 - 1680
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 743 x 629 mm (29 1/4 x 24 3/4 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Powis Castle and Garden, Powys
On show at Powis Castle and Garden, Powys, Wales, National Trust

Henry Herbert, 4th Baron Herbert of Chirbury, was a participant in the Royalist rebellion of 1659, led by the Presbyterian George Booth. Later, in 1687, he served under the Duke of Monmouth and was a promoter of the Glorious Revolution. For his efforts, he was made Cofferer of the Household to William and Mary. His portrait, painted by the Dutch artist Gilbert Soest, depicts him in armour with a battle scene in the distance, alluding to his involvement in military affairs.

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Henry Herbert, 4th Baron Herbert of Chirbury (1640-1691) by Gilbert Soest (Soest c.1605 – London 1681), circa 1660-80. A half-length portrait of the brother of Edward, 3rd Lord Herbert of Chirbury and participant in the Royalist rebellion of 1659, in armour.

Provenance

Accepted by HM Treasury on 21st March, 1963 in lieu of tax and conveyed to National Trust ownership on 29th November 1963.

Credit line

Powis Castle, The Powis Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

Gilbert Soest (Soest c.1605 – London 1681), artist

References

Steegman 1957 John Steegman, A Survey of Portraits in Welsh Houses Vol.I: North Wales, Cardiff 1957, no. 17

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Record Status

Enhanced

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