Richard Wenman (1573–1640), 1st Viscount Wenman

The Baron is pictured in this 1633 English School painting in a brown silk (or maybe velvet) doublet with a plain falling band and cuffs. His hat is tall crowned with a widish brim and the whole ensemble is finished with a quite plain hanger on a baldric across his chest. Richard Wenman was an old soldier who had fought with the English at Cadiz under Elizabeth and was also MP and High Sherriff for Oxfordshire. He died before the war began in early 1640. This portrait hangs in the National Library of Wales

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: