portrait Lord Compton - 19th century,old master, oil on canvas,portrait painting
19th Century Oval Oil on Canvas after a 16th century original; Head & Shoulder Portrait of Lord Compton with inscription to left and DG monogram to base. Set in a black cavetto moulded frame with oval mount Size overall 38 in x 33 in (97 cm x 84 cm).painting 69 x 57
This painting is in overall good condition, there is some wear and craquelure, but this is minor. The antique frame has two splits running from the inner edge of the oval towards the outer edge , has old restoration. There is a repair to the top left hand corner and a chip to the bottom left hand outer edge, which has been colour matched and lightly restored.The canvas is in good order, under UV light it is possible to see the item has been cleaned, and that some basic restoration has taken place to reduce the affect of the craquelure which has already occurred. Looking at the rear of the piece there is no evidence of previous repairs or other damage present. Compton was the posthumous son of Peter Compton of Compton Wynyates and his wife Anne, daughter of George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury. He was trained in the law at Gray's Inn. He was knighted in 1567. He was elected a Member of Parliament for Old Sarum in 1563 and was appointee High Sheriff of Warwickshire for 1571–72. In 1572 he was summoned to the House of Lords as Baron Compton, of Compton in the County of Warwick.Lord Compton was one of the peers at the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1586. He married, firstly, Frances, daughter of Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon, with whom he had one son. He married, secondly, Anne, daughter of Sir John Spencer, with whom he had a further two sons. Lord Compton died in December 1589, aged 45, and was succeeded in the barony by his son from his first marriage, William, who was created Earl of Northampton in 1618. A younger son, Thomas, was the third husband of Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham.
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