William Paget, 1st Baron Paget de Beaudesert (1505/6-63), aged 48
Oil painting on panel, William Paget, 1st Baron Paget de Beaudesert, KG (1505/6-63), aged 48, Anglo-Netherlandish School, inscribed: 'Anno Domini 1549, Aetatis Svae 48' and later, below: W.Lord Paget. A half-length portrait, facing, his hands in his belt, wearing a black fur-edged coat and black cap wearing the jewel of the Order of the Garter. He has moustache and full forked beard and a ring on left index finger.
Previously on loan to the National Trust from the Paget family from 1982 until 2019. Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government and allocated to the National Trust for Plas Newydd, 2019.
Marks and inscriptions
Recto: Inscribed top left: ANNO DOMINI 1549 / W. LORD PAGET (the name added later) Recto: Inscribed top right:AETATIS SVAE 48 Recto: (20th century brass label); WILLIAM PAGET, 1ST BARON PAGET, 1505-1563 of Beaudesert, K.G. Secretary of State. Anon. prob. English, c.1549. 4
Makers and roles
Anglo-Netherlandish School, artist British (English) School, artist