Daniël van den Queborn, Charles Scott (or Scot)

Photo courtesy of Tom St Aubyn (All rights reserved)


Country House
Raynham Hall
Charles Scott (or Scot)
The Music Room
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Overall height: 53 cm, Overall width: 45 cm
Daniël van den Queborn
Catalogue Number
  • Inscribed top left: ‘Charles Schot’


Like the portrait of Isaac Honywood (RN23), the sitter for this portrait is identified here for the first time. Charles was the son of Sir John Scott and both he and Honywood were members of the Kent gentry who served under Sir Francis Vere at the Battle of Nieuport (1600). Each portrait is inscribed with a spelling of the sitter’s name as understood by a Dutch speaker, presumably Queborn himself. The portraits face each other like pendants and the character of their inscriptions are identical in pigment mixture and application, suggesting they were completed in close succession, possibly part of a larger sequence of officers under Vere’s command. In 1926 it was hanging on the Oak Staircase at Raynham.1

by Edward Town


Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, Portraits in Norfolk Houses, ed. Rev. Edmund Farrer, vol. 2, Norwich : Jarrold and Sons, 1928, vol. 2, p. 236. No. 69 [‘CHARLES SCHOT’]

Edward Town and Jessica David, 'Daniël van den Queborn, Painter to the House of Orange and its English Allies in the Netherlands', Migrants: Art, Artists, Materials and Ideas crossing Borders, ed. Lucy Wrapson et al., London : Archetype, 2019, p. 26, fig. 11.


  1. Durham, 1926, p. 27.


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