The Wilton picture is mentioned by Gambarini as: “Rembrandt — an old woman reading with spectacles.” It was therefore in the collection before 1730.
Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea. This is probably the portrait painted in 1847, and exhibited at the Royal Academy the same year, the replica of which is now at Herbert House.
The early history of the Herbert family. William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke. Full length, standing, in black-slashed doublet and trunk hose, with short cloak. Tudor era. Wilton House Pictures.
Elizabeth Beauclerk was the third child and second daughter of Lady Diana and Topham Beauclerk, she married in 1787 her cousin George Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke.
Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Bavaria, third son of Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, and Frederick V, Elector Palatine, was born at Prague in 1619. The Wilton portrait was therefore painted about the year 1636, shortly after his arrival at the Court of Charles I, by his old drawing-master William Honthorst.
Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke (1561-1621) was a scholar noble English writer in Elizabethan time and the center of an artist circle.
Wilton House Pictures. William, third Earl of Pembroke, eldest son of Henry, second Earl, by his third wife, the famous Mary Sidney, was born at Wilton on the 8th April, 1580.
Philip and his older brother William were the ‘incomparable pair of brethren’ to whom the First Folio of Shakespeare’s collected works was dedicated in 1623.