Sir Arthur Ingram

Sir Arthur was a London financier and politician. By the time this portrait was painted (1641), by the Dutch artist George Geldorp he was quite an old man. He is wearing a silk doublet in a modern style, decorated with braid, unbuttoned at the lower end and with open sleeves that show the embroidery on the white silk under-doublet. Good quality laced falling band, a wide brimmed hat in his hand and a pair of plain black boots, but it’s the quality of the embroidered sleeves that is the unusual feature here.

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