This full length portrait probably commemorates a marriage.
Lord George Stuart, Seigneur D'Aubigny, 1618-42 by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1638
© National Portrait Gallery
- Oil on canvas Dimensions: 218 x 133 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £50,000 ( Total: £380,000)
- Acquired in:
- Browse & Darby
Lord George Stuart had been brought up in France as a Catholic. The portrait is inscribed with the motto in Latin 'Love is stronger than I am' which is presumably an allusion to his conflicting loyalties at the time of his secret marriage in 1638 to Lady Katherine Howard, daughter of the Earl of Suffolk, a papist. The match incurred the wrath of Lord George's guardian, the King.
Browse & Derby.