Artist English
Title
  • Sir William Brereton, 1579
Date 1579
Medium Oil on cradled wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 40 7/8 × 29 inches (103.8 × 73.7 cm)
Framed: 43 7/16 × 31 7/8 × 1 5/8 inches (110.3 × 81 × 4.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund
Accession Number 50.194
Department European Painting
On View British Decorative Arts S333, Level 3 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, upper left: 1579 | PICTVRA GVLIELMI | BRERETON MILITIS | HVIVS DOMI CODITORIS | AN AE SVAE 28
Sir William Brereton (London, England);
by descent to Brereton family;
by descent to Mr. H. Brereton Trelawny;
by descent to Trelawny family;
Miss P. Trelawny (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1950-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Third and Concluding Exhibition of National Portraits, Commencing With the Fortieth Year of the Reign of George III and Ending the Year of 1867. Exh. cat., Victoria and Albert Museum. London, 1868, no. 682, p. 139. [as by Lucas de Heere.]

Hackenbroch, Y. Renaissance Jewelry. New York, 1979, pp. 294-295.