called Nathan Field
Nathan Field (1587-1619/20): one of the most celebrated actors of his generation; appeared as a member of the Queen's Revels and became the principal actor of Lady Elizabeth's Men; transferred to the King's Men, 1616, in which he was a leading player of young lovers; he was also a playwright. Tarnya Cooper dated the painting as c. 1615 and the work of Anglo-Netherlandish painter . The hairstyle and dress show the costume of 1595-1600, however he could be depicted in historical costume in relation to a play. If this is the case, it would be one of the first British portraits to show an actor in costume.