Oil painting on canvas, Edmund Jermyn (1516/17-1573) (after British (English) School, 1567), aged 50, British (English) School, inscribed: Aet Suae 50 Ano Dni 1567 - 17th century. A three-quarter-length portrait of a man, facing, gazing at the spectator, with full long brown beard moustache and whiskers, wearing a striped doublet and cap, left hand on hips, his right hand holding a brown purse/money-bag, a jewelled miniature hanging from a blue ribband round his neck. Arms of Jermyn. A panel below contains the following: Edmund Jermyn Esqr of Rushbooke who gave an annuitie of 40 pounds per Ano for ever to the Poore of Bury St Ed. -taken from the inscription below the superior version of the portrait in the Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds.
From Rushbrooke (? Edmund Farrer, Portraits in Suffolk Houses (West), 1908, p.298, no.29 at Rushbrooke);acquired by the National Trust in 1956 under the auspices of the National Land Fund, later the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
Ickworth, The Bristol Collection (acquired through the National Land Fund and transferred to The National Trust in 1956)
Marks and inscriptions
EDMUND JERMYN ESQr RUSHBROOKE WHO GAVE AN ANNUITIE OF 40 POUNDS PER AN;M FOR EVER TO THE POORE OF BURY ST.ED'S. (below portrait)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist