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William Burton (1575–1645)

Photo credit: Society of Antiquaries of London

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Society of Antiquaries of London: Burlington House





oil on panel


H 90.1 x W 72.4 cm

Accession number

LDSAL 303; Scharf XLII

Acquisition method

presented by Robert Bigsby, FSA, 1837

Work type


Inscription description

Depicted in the top right-hand corner of the panel, attached by a fictive pin, is a rectangular plaque on which is written: Will’mus Burton filius natu maximus Radulfi Burton de Lindley com: leic: Armig: Socius Interioris Templi et Apprenticus legum Angliae + 25. Aug: 1604 + An: Æt + 29 +; Suspended from the plaque is a painted medallion, containing the representation of a skeleton. Issuing from its mouth is a scroll, bearing a text in Spanish: Mira lo galardon; The skeleton’s feet rest on a cof


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Society of Antiquaries of London: Burlington House

Piccadilly, London, Greater London W1J 0BE England

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