Art UK is the successor to Your Paintings. It is a joint initiative between the Public Catalogue Foundation (now known as Art UK), 3,000 museums and other art collections, and the BBC.

By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Please read our Use of Cookies policy.

Portrait of a Gentleman of the Chester Family

Photo credit: The Royal Society

How you can use this image

All rights reserved.

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other exceptions to copyright permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

For all other types of use please visit the owning collection’s website for more information about permitted uses and licensing.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

Near full-length portrait of a gentleman in late middle age, with long natural brown hair, greying, and a white moustache. His dress is relatively plain, apparently in Commonwealth style. He wears a long brown coat, white gloves and white square collar. A sash is worn across the body from his right shoulder and a sword hilt is visible at the left hip, the hand resting lightly above this. His right hand holds a silver cane with a bone or ivory handle.

The Royal Society


  • Date

    17th C

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    176 x 116 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    purchased as part of the contents of Chicheley Hall, 2009


This artwork does not have any tags yet. You can help by tagging artworks on Tagger.

The Royal Society

6–9 Carlton House Terrace, London, Greater London SW1Y 5AG England

Not all locations are open to the public. Please contact the gallery or collection for more information
View venue