Portrait of Sir John Bolle & Wax impression of Sir John's thumb ring by Unknown Artist

The portrait is probably a copy made about 1812.


Portrait: 106.7 x 86.4 cm; ring seal: 28mm deep
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Elizabeth Hunter through The Art Fund

The original of 1596 - when aged 36 - having most likely been on board which was cut down to remove the Spanish lady in green. The impression of 16 quarterings and IBM (for John Bolle Knight) was taken from the gold thumb ring which was later stolen.


Sir John Bolle; thence by descent.

Venue details

Louth Museum 4 Broadbank, LOUTH Lincolnshire LN11 0EQ 01507 601211 www.louthmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £3.50)

Apr – Oct
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