Edward Grimston
On loan from the Earl of Verulam, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission

Edward Grimston was a diplomat in the service of Henry VI, King of England. He holds a chain of linked SSs, a Lancastrian device, in his hands. On the wall of the room behind him are two shields with his coats of arms.

In 1446 Grimston is known to have visited Calais and Brussels as an ambassador, and it would have been easy for Grimston also to visit Bruges, where Petrus Christus worked.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1444; died 1475/6
Full title
Edward Grimston
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
32.5 x 24 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Inscribed
Acquisition credit
On loan from the Earl of Verulam
Inventory number
Location in Gallery