Thomas Legh (1636-1697)
The Master J.H. (probably Jerome Hesketh) (fl.1647-1666)
Art / Oil paintings
Oil on canvas
1118 x 914 mm (44 x 36 in)
Place of origin
EnglandOrder this image
Lyme, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
Oil painting on canvas, Thomas Legh (1636-1697) by Master J.H. (fl.1647-1666), 1662. A three-quarter length portrait of a young man, turned slightly to the left, facing, gazing at the spectator, with long curly brown hair, wearing a steel breastplate hung with a golden chain, over a buff jerkin with long slashed sleeves revealing white shirt and neckcloth with black bows. Waist tied with a pink sash and hung with a sword. He holds a musket in his right hand, and his sword in his ringed left hand. Stands before a crimson curtain on the right with a landscape on the left with distant view of hills beneath a cloudy sky. A visored helmet is visible in the bottom left.
Original to the house.
Marks and inscriptions
JH Pinxit 1662 / (signed by the artist, bottom left corner)
Makers and roles
The Master J.H. (probably Jerome Hesketh) (fl.1647-1666), artist