Sir William ffaryngton of Worden Hall (1537–1610), Leyland, Lancashire

Image credit: Lancashire County Museum Service

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The artist was the son of an animal painter from Bruges. He came to England soon after 1580, and painted works for Elizabeth I and Queen Anne of Denmark. He is particularly remembered for his portraits and for his paintings of Royal State occasions. He remained in England until his death.

Museum of Lancashire



Sir William ffaryngton of Worden Hall (1537–1610), Leyland, Lancashire




oil on canvas


H 62.6 x W 59 cm (E)

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Acquisition method

purchased from Fulda Gallery Ltd, Salford, with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund

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