Oil painting on canvas, Thomas Jermyn (1601-1659) (after British (English) School, 1640), British (English) School, circa 1700. Inscribed, painted, in bottom right hand corner: Thomas Jermyn, Rushbrook, 1649 (?). A three-quarter-length portrait of a man, turned to the right, gazing at the spectator, wearing black with white lace collar and cuffs, gold sword belt, his right arm resting on a table, his left to his sword; pale face, brown hair, moustache and eyes; red curtain draped at left.
Purchased at Rushbrooke Sale, December 10th and 11th, 1919; by descent to Rear Admiral Frederick William Fane Hervey, 4th Marquess of Bristol (1863-1951), on whose death valued for probate; accepted in lieu of tax by HM Treasury, and transferred to the National Trust in 1956
Ickworth, The Bristol Collection (acquired through the National Land Fund and transferred to The National Trust in 1956)
Marks and inscriptions
Thomas Jermyn, Rushbrook, 1649 (?).
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist
after British (English) School, artist