An Unknown Man
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas, An Unknown Man, British (English) School, 17th century. A three-quarter-length portrait to right, head facing, wearing a brown cloak, seated by a writing table, his left hand on the table, his right holding his cloak. It has been suggested it is a portrait of John Milton.
By descent until, following the death of Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire (1895 - 1950), Hardwick Hall and its contents were accepted by HM Treasury in part payment of death duties and transferred to the National Trust, in 1959
Hardwick Hall, The Devonshire Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist