8×10″ oil on panel
Augustus, Earl of Veron (1592 – 1662)
Brought up in the highest court after the death of his parents, he rose in ranks of the army and was sent on many important diplomatic missions. Despite being an insufferable know-it-all, he became a chief minister. Accomplishing much at an early age, he married Christabelle, a woman twenty years his senior. He took strange pleasure in her always calling him ‘young man’ in both public and private moments.