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Petrus Christus, Edward Grimston

Key facts
Full title Edward Grimston
Artist Petrus Christus
Artist dates active 1444; died 1475/6
Date made 1446
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 32.5 × 24 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Inscribed
Acquisition credit On loan from the Earl of Verulam
Inventory number L3
Location Room 28
Image copyright On loan from the Earl of Verulam
Collection Main Collection
Edward Grimston
Petrus Christus

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.

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