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

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.


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