A Portrait of Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montague (1526-1592), Manner of Antonis Mor (1517-1577).

Oil on canvas, 228.6cm by 127cm. Pair to PIC354.

In a carved giltwood and painted Sansovino frame.

Anthony Browne, an ancestor of Isabella Poyntz, wife of Brownlow, 2nd Marquess of Exeter (1795-1867), was created 1st Viscount Montague in 1554.

He was one of the peers who sat at the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1587.

This painting, and its pair, were bought by the 2nd Marquess in 1844 and are now thought to be posthumous portraits dating from the 17th or 18th Century, based on lost originals.

Antonis Mor was a Dutch portrait painter greatly in demand at the courts of Europe.


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