English School, circa 1575
A Judge, probably Sir John Clench (c.15351607), wearing miniver lined crimson cloak closed at his right shoulder, white fur tippet, small ruff, white coif and black felt cap.
Oil on prepared card, gilt-metal frame.
Circular, 40mm (1 9/16in) dia.
Provenance: Robert Bayne-Powell
Purchased in 1973
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September 11 December 2005, no.1
Literature: Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.56