Archive for February 17th, 2012

February 17, 2012

Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey, KG

Painted by an artist, after Robert Walker sometime during the war. Montague was Colonell of the King’s Lifeguard for most of the war, inheriting the title when his father died at Edgehill. Armour and standard plain band with fashionable T-shaped beard and moustache.

February 17, 2012

Elizabeth Cromwell Mother of Oliver Cromwell

Painted by Robert Walker, sometime between 1640 and 1655. Elizabeth has a black hood or chaperone on her head and a very fine linen cape, so fine that you can see the outline of her bodice beneath it.

February 17, 2012

Sir Henry (Harry) Slingsby of Scriven (1602–1658), 1st Baronet

Painted by an unknown artist as a tribute to Sir Henry who was executed for his royalist leanings on the same day as Dr John Hewitt (see blog entry) in June 1658. Henry is pictured in sombre clothes, with a plain band and tassels. I suspect he is wearing the shirt that now hangs in Knaresbororough Castle Museum. See my other blog for details on the shirt.