Oil on canvas, 102.9cm by 96.5cm.
The 4th Earl of Pembroke was a patron of the arts and a noted collector. He was a favourite of James I and initially, also of Charles I, but during the English Civil War, his sympathies were with the Parliamentarians.
Sir Peter Lely arrived in London in 1641, the year in which van Dyck died. He immediately became popular and was appointed Royal portraitist by Charles I.
1690 Deed of Gift: “A picture of the late Earle of pembroke in a Guilt fframe.”