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oil on panel
H 90.1 x W 72.4 cm
LDSAL 303; Scharf XLII
presented by Robert Bigsby, FSA, 1837
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