James Stanley, Lord Strange, 7th Earl of Derby (1607-1651)
attributed to Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt (Delft 1567 – Delft 1641)
The sitter succeeded as 7th Earl of Derby in 1642. He fought for the Royalist cause, and in 1651 landed in Lancashire from the Isle of Man, where he had withdrawn for six years. He was defeated by Lilburne at Wigan, captured and executed. A portrait of his wife, Charlotte de la Tremoïlle, also hangs at Blickling.
Oil painting on panel, James Stanley, Lord Strange, 7th Earl of Derby (1607-1651) by Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt (Delft 1567 – Delft 1641), 1626. Half-length portrait, turned to his left, looking front. Wearing a dark slashed tunic, with green-embroidered cloak, red diagonal band across chest. White lace collar - reticella and cutwork. Inscribed in orange at lower left '109', and at top right 'James Lord Strange 1626'. Companion to NT 355477. James Stanley, Lord Strange, the future 7th Earl of Derby, who heroically defended Lathom House against the Parliamentarians in 1644.
Painted in The Hague in 1626; bequeathed with the hall and contents by Philip,11th Marquess of Lothian (1882-1940)
Blickling Hall, The Lothian Collection (National Trust)
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attributed to Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt (Delft 1567 – Delft 1641), artist