Image: Francis or Robert Greville, Attributed to Gilbert Soest, oil on canvas, 50 x 40″. Warwick Castle.
I’ve posted a new blog (in two parts) on Our Warwickshire, describing the exotic portraits and connections of the seventeenth century Grevilles of Warwick Castle.
Above: A detail of the African servant in the portrait, holding a precious silver basket of oranges and lemons to his master.
Both portraits are finely carved and gilded auricular frames.