Painting of Thomas Lyte (1568-1638)

Description
The Lytes were Somerset gentry who had lived in the county at least since the 13th century. They created the beautiful manor house which survives at Lytes Cary. This portrait shows Thomas Lyte (1568_1638) proudly wearing a jewel given to him by James I. Lyte had created a royal family tree which traced the kingês ancestry from the time of the Romans.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 108/1998
Collection Class
Fine Art
Medium
oil
Common Name
painting of Thomas Lyte (1568-1638)
Simple Name
painting
Period Classification
Post-Medieval (AD 1500-1800)
Production Date
1611
Production Country
England
Production Continent
Europe
Material
wood

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