Lord Lucan was a British peer who has become famous for his disappearance following suspicions that he murdered his children's nanny. He was born into Anglo-Irish aristocracy and after serving in the army, became a keen gambler, leaving his job as a merchant banker. He became known for his lavish lifestyle, driving an Aston Martin and racing power boats.
In 1972, Lucan had moved out of the family home due to a breakdown in his marriage. In 1974, the children's nanny was found murdered in the basement of the Lucan family home. A warrant for Lucan's arrest was issued however, he had, by this time, vanished.
Lucan has not been found. A death certificate was issued in 2016.
The Earl of Lucan was painted wearing this robe by Dominic Elwes.