The Three Brothers Browne, by Isaac Oliver, signed with monogram, inscribed and dated 1598.

“The Three Brothers Browne” representing Anthony Maria, later 2nd Viscount Montague (1574-1629), flanked by his younger brothers John and William, shown standing full length with interlocking arms, wearing black doublets, breeches, hose and hats, white lace collars, gold chains and belts, an unidentified gentleman, wearing a striped grey and white costume and lace ruff, carrying his hat in his right hand, entering into the grey painted panelled chamber to sinister.

The composition variously inscribed: ‘Figurae Conformis Affectus’ ‘Ano Dom 1598’ ‘Aetatis 21’ ‘Aetatis 24’ ‘Aetatis 28’ and ‘Aetatis 21’, gold border, rectangular 24x26cm, carved gilt-wood frame, the reverse with inscription dated 19th January 1781, wood slip frame with easel support.


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