Portrait of a Young Man in Black

The sitter has in the past been identified as Lucius Cary, Viscount Falkland (1609/10 - 1643), but a documented portrait of Falkland in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire shows a different man. The costume of the sitter is of the second half of the 1630s. It may be the work of a minor painter connected with the school of The Hague.

Key facts

Full title
Portrait of a Young Man in Black
Date made
about 1635-40
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
73.8 x 58.2 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by John G. Griffiths, 1923
Inventory number
Location in Gallery