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Dr Herbert Croft, Bishop of Herefordby, c.1670 (oil on canvas)

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Dr Herbert Croft, Bishop of Herefordby, c.1670 (oil on canvas)
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British School, (17th century) / British
Croft Castle, Herefordshire, UK
oil on canvas
c. 1670 AD (C17th AD)
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A half-length portrait of a mature man, seated, turned slightly to the left, gazing at the spectator, grey shoulder-length curly hair, grey moustache and small beard, holding a book in his right hand his thumb inserted in the book, his left hand resting on a table on which lies a sheet of paper. Wearing a mortar-board, and a rochet under a chimere. Signed. The sheet of paper, has the inscription: These / For the Right Reverend / Father in God Herbert / Bishop of Hereford / Present[s]. The fingers of the left hand resting on a ledge, as well as the document, may be later additions (or repainted?). Inscribed on gilt tablet: P. Gent fl. c.1680 / HERBERT CROFT, BISHOP OF HEREFORD / 1603¿1691.

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