Another version of this composition by Stone is at Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire.
Montague was the eldest son of Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey (see lots 83-85) and Elizabeth Montagu. He had five sons and three daughters, together with his wife Martha Cokayne, among them the Hon. Charles Bertie (see lot 86). After the death of his father during the English Civil War he was imprisoned at Warwick Castle until 1643. He remained loyal to King Charles I and attended him during his trial. After the King’s execution he paid a high price for his Royalist allegiance. When the monarchy was restored in 1660 Lindsey resumed his former position of privy councillor and also became lord lieutenant of Lincolnshire, lord great chamberlain and was awarded the Order of the Garter.