English School, early 17th Century
Portrait of Sir Thomas Monson (1563/4-1641), three-quarter-length, in a slashed white doublet, girdled with a sword, holding a falcon and his wand of office
bears inscription and date 'Sr L'Estrange/Mordaunt Bart/ June 26th 1611' (lower right)
oil on panel
110 x 82cm (43 5/16 x 32 5/16in).
- We are grateful to Sir John Guinness for informing us that the present portrait was lot 12 in the sale at Christie's of the late Lady Mordaunt, when it was called Sir L'Estrange Mortdaunt. However, the latter's dates 1572-1627 do not fit with the inscription on the portrait recently sold by Christie's, whereas they do fit for Sir Thomas Monson, as suggested in our catalogue entry.