Arthur Capel, 1st Earl of Essex (1631-1683)
Circle of Sir Peter Lely
Oil on canvas laid on panel 58.3 x 41 cm (22 7/8 x 16 3/8 in)
Arthur's early education was curtailed by the Civil War but he appears to have been self-taught in Latin, mathematics, and, in the words of John Evelyn 'was very well vers'd in English historic and affaires, industrious, frugal, methodical, and in every way accomplish'd'.
Full size portrait