School of Nicholas Hilliard (British, 1547-1619)
Adam Loftus (c.15331605), Archbishop of Armagh, later Dublin, and Lord Chancellor of Ireland (1581-1605), wearing black cloak and white ruff, holding a red drawstring bag embroidered with the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom in gold.
Watercolour on card heightened with gold, turned ivory frame.
Oval, 32mm (1 1/4in) high
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