Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834)
William Russell, 1st Baron Russell of Thornhaugh (c.1558-1613), wearing black doublet slashed to reveal embroidered white chemise, clustered pearl buttons, white ruff.
Enamel, gilded composition frame with scroll leaf border and cresting, signed and inscribed on the reverse Willm Lord Russell, Baron of/ Thornhaugh, Deputy of Ireland/ in 1588,/ Served under Leicester in Holland./ General of the English Horse in/ Flanders. Govenor of Flushing./ N.B. He was Son of Francis, E. of Bedford./ London,/ Feb. 1817./ Painted by Henry Bone R.A./ Enamel painter in Ordinary to/ His Majesty and Enamel painter to/ H.R.H. The Prince Regent, after/ the Original in the Gallery of/ His Grace the Duke of Bedford/ Woburn Abbey.
Rectangular, 119mm (4 11/16in) high