Charles Weston (1639-1665), 3rd Duke of Portland

A three-quarter length portrait slightly to left of Charles Weston. in the informal home dress of a gentleman. He wears a brown silk gown, large white bow at his throat and a fur cap. He is shown holding a letter in both hands of which the seal is broken. The sitter is seated in a leather chair in front of gold drapes. On his right is a table with a large book, pen and ink and an inscribed piece of paper. Beyond is a ship at sea on the left.

The portrait was painted in about 1664-65. There is a partly legible inscription with the words ‘Portland’ ‘Charles’ ‘Roi’ and ‘London’ still recognisable.

Lord Weston succeeded to the earldom in 1663. In 1665 he served aboard the ‘Royal James’ as a volunteer and was killed at the battle of Lowestoft.

Object Details

ID: BHC2958
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: English School, 17th century
Date made: 1664-1665; 1664-65
People: Weston, Charles
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: Frame: 1525 mm x 1265 mm x 57 mm;Painting: 1270 mm x 1015 mm

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