Called John Milton (1608-1674) possibly originally intended as Thomas Carew (1595-1639)
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas (oval), Called John Milton (1608-1674), possibly originally intended as Thomas Carew (1595-1639), British (English) School, 17th century. A head-and-shoulders portrait of a man, his head resting on his left hand, elbow on a copy of Paradise Lost. Dark shoulder-length natural hair, dark eyes, black jacket, white collar and cuffs.
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)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist
Farrer 1908 Edmund Farrer, Portraits in Suffolk Houses (West), 1908, no. 137