John de Critz the Elder, ‘Portrait of Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, KG PC (c. 1563 – 1612), three-quarter-length, dressed in black with a seal bag as Secretary of State’, 1599, DICKINSON

Attributed to John De Critz The Elder

Signature: Inscribed upper left ANo, 1599; inscribed in Greek upper right Toug’orthoboulou gerontos aipumetes pais (“The worthy son of an honourable father”); and further inscribed on the letter To th. Right honourable Sr Robt Cecell knight princepall Secretare unto her Matie Mt of the Courte of Wardes & Myneries and one of her highnes most honourable privis Counsell

Image rights: © Simon C Dickinson Ltd

Manchester City Art Gallery, 1953.

C.H. Collins Baker, Lely and the Stuart Portrait Painters, 1912, p. 17.
R. Strong, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, vol 1, p. 275.

Philip, 4th Baron Wharton;
Dr. E. Elmhirst.
His deceased sale; Sotheby’s London, 23 June 1976, lot 8.
Sir Peter Wakefield (1922 – 2010), UK.
Lane Fine Art, London
Private Collection, USA, acquired from the above on 1 June, 1981.

About John de Critz the Elder

Flemish, 1551-1552 - 1642, Antwerp, Belgium, based in England, United Kingdom