This full length portrait probably commemorates a marriage.

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.


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