Archive for September, 2012

September 15, 2012

Arthur Capel and Family

Arthur Lord Capel and his family painted by Cornelius Johnson in happier days before the outbreak of hostilities in 1640. The whole family are shown in their finest clothes, seemingly all in silk, with their linens all edged in lace or cutwork, the men and boys all looking directly out of the portrait whilst the female members all look to one side or another. Henry, destined to be the 3rd Baron after his father and brother is still in his infant skirts but looks defiantly out of the frame. This picture hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.