Unknown Man & Boy

Painted in 1640 by an unknown British artist, this portrait hangs in Oxborough Hall in Norfolk. It’s not at all flashy and the details are tricky to spot, but it’s a really nice image of two people in their best clothes. The man is dressed in his best black suit and cloak with a plain, shoulder wide falling band with knotted bandstrings and matching cuffs. He looks like a cleric, but he could be any kind of professional. The boy is in dark green. We can only see his doublet and the smaller linen band that just about covers the standing collar.

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