The Wallace Collection

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Edward, 1st Earl of Conway, called
  • John Hoskins (1590 - 1665)
  • Edward, 1st Earl of Conway, called
  • England
  • after 1623
  • Miniature
  • Painted on vellum, laid on prepared card
  • Image size: 7 x 5.6 cm
    Frame size: 8.8 x 6.4 cm
    Overall size: 9.9 x 6.4 cm, with hook
  • Signature: '1653 / IH·' In gold
    Inscription: 'Edw. E. of Conway, Died 1655.' Died 1655 in another hand
    Inscription: 'Edward / Lord Conway' Engraved
  • M204
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • The sitter is depicted wearing a brown doublet shot with gold, and a white collar tied with white tasselled strings. He may be identified as Edward, 1st Earl of Conway (c. 1623-83), on the basis of some similarity with his portrait at Ragley Hall. He was Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire in 1681. An inscription (perhaps an eighteenth-century hand) on the back identifies him as ‘Edw. E. of Conway’ and on the back the case is engraved ‘Edward/Lord Conway.’
    The miniature is regarded as a fine example of John Hoskin’s mature manner.