Sir Henry Palmer (c.1550-1611), Comptroller of the Navy

manner of Marcus Geeraerts, the younger (Bruges 1561/2 - London 1635/6)
National Trust Inventory Number 809835

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1586
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 660 x 585mm
Place of origin England
Collection Buckland Abbey, Devon (Accredited Museum)
On show at Buckland Abbey, Devon, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, Sir Henry Palmer (c.1550-1611), Comptroller of the Navy by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger ( Bruges 1561 – London 1635 ), dated 1586 above the coat of arms in the top left hand corner. Small plaque on a plain guilded frame / Sir Henry by Mark Gheeraets /. A half-length portrait of the Comptroller of the Navy between 1598 - 1611 in succession to Sir John Hawkyns. Another version, given in 1946, is in the Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester.


(?) Professor Sir David Laing (1793–1878), Edinburgh; probably acquired by Arthur Radford of Bradninch Manor (d.1925) between 1890 and 1920; by descent to his son, Courtenay Arthur Ralegh Radford, of Culmcott House, Uffculme; loaned to Buckland Abbey whilst leased by the Plymouth City Museum; loan transferred to the National Trust on the expiry of the lease in 1988; bequeathed by Ralegh Radford (1900 - 1999)

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: C. 1586 (top LH corner); in yellow, top left: 1586, over coat-of-arms: argent, a chevron between three burses sable, with a shield in pretence: sable, a bend or, [something pink top r.]

Makers and roles

manner of Marcus Geeraerts, the younger (Bruges 1561/2 - London 1635/6), artist

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Subjects Sir Henry Palmer (c.1550-1611) (1)
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