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Edward Herbert, 1st Lord Herbert of Cherbury (1583-1648)

LE SUEUR, Hubert (c.1580 - c.1670)

[image: Edward Herbert, 1st Lord Herbert of Cherbury (1583-1648)]

Date: 1631

Media: bronze

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.

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