The bearded man in the portrait projects a clear sense of confidence, strength and dignity.

The composition and execution of the work is very close to the work of Gossaert, particularly the framing arch but the technique and distorted proportions are closer to the work of Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen.


Richard Payne Knight, Downton Castle, 18th century; by descent at Downton Castle to Dennis Lennox, circa 1970; by descent to daughter.

Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 2EL
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