Adolphus, Marquess of Vienwray

8×10″ oil on panel.

Adolfus, Marquess of Vienwray (1610 – 1687)
Known as difficult, reclusive yet charming when the time suited him, his penchant for gambling led to his marrying Lexia, the Marquis of Vienwray, not only for her beauty and reputation, but her social prowess as a means to mask his own short-comings both social and political. In time, however, he became disenchanted with humanity and retreated from public life.

available from the artist.

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