Captain Sir Thomas Dutton (d. 1634)
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas, Captain Sir Thomas Dutton (d.1634), English School, previously style of Marcus Gheeraerts the younger (Bruges 1561 – London 1635), circa 1605 -15. A full-length portrait of Captain Thomas Dutton who was no relation to the Duttons of Sherborne, standing in an interior. He is shown wearing red/grey doublet and hose with a red sash across a black waistcoat and a grey ruff. The sleeves and baggy breeches are trimmed with silver lace. He is holding a sword with his left hand, whilst his right hand rests on the corner of a table with a red tablecloth. The unusual frame with raised top comes from when it was set into a wall of the 'Vere Captains' room at Raynham Hall, Norfolk.
Commissioned by Sir Roger Townshend, 1st Bt (c.1596 – 1637) for the 'Vere Captains Room' of Raynham Hall; bought in 1904 by Edward Lenox Dutton, 4th Baron Sherborne (1831 - 1919); by inheritance until bequeathed by Charles Dutton, 7th Baron Sherborne (1911 – 1982), along with the rest of the Sherborne Estate, to the National Trust
Sherborne, The Dutton Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist previously catalogued as style of Marcus Geeraerts, the younger (Bruges 1561/2 - London 1635/6), artist