Work Notes: DPG419 may derive from an engraved portrait by Willem or Magdalena van de Passe in H. Holland's 'Herwlogia Anglica' of 1620. Other portraits of him at Oxford show a wide-brimmed black hat and a fishing rod in the background (referring to his reputation as a 'piscator hominum').
Work Nationality: British
School: British School
Provenance: Alleyn Bequest, 1626.
Inscriptions: Inscribed in yellow, top right: 'A. Nowell 16[01?]'
Further Information: The unknown sitter wears a golden-brown gown, white stock, with a blackstone hanging round his neck. Probably painted c.1690.
Acquisition Method: Alleyn, Edward (Bequest, 1626)