Sir James Croft (c.1518 -1590)
British (English) School
Oil painting on panel, Sir James Croft (c. 1518 -1590), British (English) School, late 16th century, inscribed: 'SIR IAMES CRAFTS CONTROLLER 1559. A head-and-shoulders portrait of an elderly man, turned to the left, gazing to the left, long grey beard and moustache, wearing a black robe and cap with small high ruff and holding his stick of office in his left hand. A duplicate of this painting belongs to Major RAF Croft and the Fanhams Estate and is now at the Round House, Ware, Herts.
From the estate of Sir James Croft, 11th Bt (d.1941); loaned to The National Trust by Michael Henry Glendower Page Croft, 2nd Baron (1916-1997) circa 1960; accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of Michael Henry Glendower Page Croft and allocated to The National Trust for display at Croft Castle in 2004.
Croft Castle, The Croft Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist