CloseZoom In
 
 
Zoom Out
Anthony van Dyck: 'William Feilding, 1st Earl of Denbigh'
William Feilding (about 1582 - 1643), created Earl of Denbigh in 1622, was the brother-in-law of the royal favourite George Villiers (created Duke of Buckingham in 1623), and held positions at court under James I and Charles I. He died from wounds received while fighting for Charles I in the Civil War.

From 1631-33 he visited Persia and India; the picture was probably painted soon after his return, and in commemoration of his journey. The Earl wears a silk Hindu or Indian jacket and pyjamas, and is shown hunting with an oriental servant, who points out a parrot in a palm tree.

Further information

Essentials

 
  • Share