Stuart (1542-1587) facing in profile towards the right. The frame is red with white details, and the back which is covered with a diaper pattern of red and green stylised floral motifs and white quatrefoils is dated 1566, suspension loop, and formerly hung with pearl drop below. French, 1566.
Ben Jonson, 1572-1637, Elizabethan England. Key works: Every Man in His Humour (1598); Sejanus His Fall (1603); Eastward Ho (1605, with John Marston & George Chapman); Volpone (1605-06); Epicoene, or The Silent Woman (1609); The Alchemist (1610); Bartholomew Fair (1614); The Devil is an Ass (1616).