Oil painting on canvas, Reputedly Sir Richard Edgcumbe KB, MP (1640 - 1688), possibly Anglo-Dutch School, circa 1650. A bust-length painted oval portrait, slightly to right, facing, of a man believed to be Sir Richard Edgcumbe, in a painted oval, wearing a dark wig, white cravat and a brown cloak with red turnover which has previously, mistakenly, been taken for the riband of the Order of Bath.
Left at the property when Cotehele was accepted in lieu of tax from Kenelm, 6th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1873–1965) and transferred to the National Trust in 1947; and amongst the contents accepted in lieu of estate duty by HM Treasury and transferred to the National Trust in 1974
Cotehele, The Edgcumbe Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
possibly Anglo-Dutch School, artist
after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), artist
previously catalogued as attributed to British (English) School, artist