|Edward Seymour. 1565. Age 26. Attibuted Hans Eworth (1515-1574). Wikicommons.|
The Flemish style popular in England often emphasized dignity and nobility at the expense of soul. It's the rare Elizabethan portrait that strived to depict an eccentric character.
So, anyway, yeah, good ol' Hans Eworth. He was a bit more of a visionary than the typical Flemish artist trying to eek out a living in savage England. Eworth also painted one of my favorite portraits of Queen Elizabeth.
|Queen Elizabeth I by Hans Eworth. Berger Collection. Denver, Colorado.|