London, South Kensington
18 December 1998
Frisian School, 1629
Portrait of a gentleman, aged 44, formerly thought to be Sir Hugh Myddelton (?1560-1631), three-quarter-length, in a black coat with a white ruff and cuffs, holding gloves and a stick
with coat-of-arms (upper left) and inscription 'SIR HUGH MYYDELTONE AERATIS · SVE · 44 · ANNO · 1629 ·' (upper left)
oil on panel
41.7/8 x 28.7/8 in. (106.4 x 73.3 cm.)
Acquired by Abraham IV Darby (1804-1878), Stoke Court and Ebbw Vale, and thence by descent to his nephew Alfred II Darby, of Adcote, and thence to his daughter Muriel Cope-Darby and thence to her cousin, the late Rachel Wolryche-Whitmore, Lady Labouchere, by whom loaned to Chirk Castle and then donated to the National Trust to sell in order to raise funds for her ancestral home, Dudmaston.
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On loan to Chirk Castle, 1981-1989.
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