Portrait of Sir Philip Sidney by Unknown Artist

Portrait of Sir Philip Sidney (1554-86), Elizabethan soldier, statesman and poet, aged 23.

Details

Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
114 x 84 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £5,000)
Acquired in:
1985
Vendor:
Lane Fine Art

Inscribed Caetera Fama, a motto signifying: this is what he looked like, therest is fame.

Provenance

Dukes of Bedford, Woburn Abbey (perhaps by decent from Sir William Russell), sold in 1951.

Venue details

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

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