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called Nathan Field

Nathan Field (1587-1619/20): one of the most celebrated actors of his generation; appeared as a member of the Queen's Revels and became the principal actor of Lady Elizabeth's Men; transferred to the King's Men, 1616, in which he was a leading player of young lovers; he was also a playwright. Tarnya Cooper dated the painting as c. 1615 and the work of Anglo-Netherlandish painter . The hairstyle and dress show the costume of 1595-1600, however he could be depicted in historical costume in relation to a play, this would be one of the first British portraits to show an actor in costume. This is easily the most impressive of Cartwright's theatrical portraits, and possibly the work of an

Currently on display

Artist
British School
Date
c.1615
Location
Gallery 1
Dimensions
56.5 x 42.2 cm
Materials
Oil on oak panel
Acquisition
Cartwright Bequest, 1686
Accession number
DPG385