Lord George Stuart, Seigneur D'Aubigny, 1618-42 by Sir Anthony Van Dyck

This full length portrait probably commemorates a marriage.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
218 x 133 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £380,000)
Acquired in:
1988
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Browse & Derby.

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055 www.npg.org.uk

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