Edward Herbert, 1st Lord Herbert of Cherbury (1583-1648)
LE SUEUR, Hubert (c.1580 - c.1670)
Size: 52.0 cm
Acquired: 1990; Purchase; jointly with the National Trust, with assistance of Art Fund
Accession Number: NMW A 271
Born at Montgomery Castle, Lord Herbert (1581/3-1648) lived there and at his Shropshire Manor of Cherbury. A celebrated philosopher, historian, swordsman, musician and equestrian, he was ambassador to France in 1619 and 1622-4. Le Sueur was born in France and probably learned the elements of Florentine Mannerist sculpture from Italians working in Paris.