Archive for November 26th, 2013

November 26, 2013

Sir Thomas Aston

Picture in the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery painted by an unknown artist. Sir Thomas was a staunch royalist commander and defender of the established Church during the 1640s. The identity of the sitter is not completely certain however, as this chap bears faint resemblance to two other portraits also supposed to be Sir Tom.

Questions of identity apart, here is another example of a 1640s gentleman in his best fashionable black suit. What is particularly fine here is the cutwork lace on his falling band and the cascading tassels on the end of the band strings.

Sir Thomas Aston