Manner of Hans Eworth
Portrait of Richard Bertie (ca. 1517-1582), bust-length, in an embroidered doublet and plumed hat
with inscription 'RIC. BERTIE. AS=E.30.Ao.D.1548' (upper left), with the sitter's coat of arms and motto 'LOYAULTE ME OBLIGE' (upper left) and 'CENDRE> BIEN> DISGVISE./TOVTESFOIS CENDRE.' (upper right)
oil on canvas
27 1/8 x 24 ¼ in. (69 x 61.6 cm.); in a late 17th century carved and gilded 'bunched fruit' frame
After the painting at Grimthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire.
By descent in the sitter's family to Montague Peregrine Albemarle Bertie, 12th Earl of Lindsey (1861- 1938), of Uffington House, Lincolnshire, and by descent to his daughter,
Lady Muriel Felicia Vere Barclay-Harvey (1893-1980), Ayton Castle, Berwickshire.