The three figures represent 1) a knight or soldier in armour, 2) a youthful nobleman with coronet and mail tunic and 3) a third figure wearing a short waisted tunic and codpiece.

Provenance

First recorded at Naworth Castle, seat of the Dacre family, in 1772 set on the screen, probably designed by Vanbrugh, in the Great Hall; rescued from fire in 1844 when the screen was destroyed; Sotheby's, 1999.

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Exhibitions at V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

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