And the winner is….

[8]I can now reveal the winner of the quiz on the picture of the trial of the Earl of Strafford.   The link with me is indeed the Louth connection.  The picture previously was hanging in Louth Town Hall until the Town Council decided to donate it to Parliament.  There was a ceremony held in the Royal Gallery to hand the picture over to the Parliamentary Art Collection.  After that, the picture was moved to its permanent location.  Which is where?  It is hanging in the Peers’ Guest Room.   It is ideal for the room – just the right size.

The winner of the quiz is therefore ladytizzy.  She identified the Louth link in a footnote and later got the right location.  A prize will be on its way.

Two of my colleagues in the Lords, who went in search of the painting, will doubtless now be more observant when sat in the Peers’ Guest Room….

About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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8 Responses to And the winner is….

  1. Dr Sean says:

    😥 😥 😥

  2. The Duke of Waltham says:

    I’d never seen the Peers’ Guest Room before, so I looked for some images on-line, and I’ve come up with a couple here. Unless I am mistaken, the painting in question appears in the very first image of the gallery; it does seem to fit well on that wall.

    • Lord Norton says:

      The Duke of Waltham: You are indeed correct. The picture can be seen in the first image. The picture does not quite do full justice to just how imposing it is and how well it fits in the room.

  3. ladytizzy says:

    Thank you!

    I believe the painting can be seen in the first two images:

    • The Duke of Waltham says:

      It seems to me that the painting in the first image hangs opposite the one in the second image, and although I have searched extensively, I cannot find out what it depicts. (I thought it might be an event in either the Great Hall or the Abbey, but I am not so sure now.) Perhaps Lord Norton could identify the painting for us?

  4. this years Christmas card maybe 😉

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