George Savile was a statesman and writer, who sat in the English House of Commons in 1660 and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1668. Savile became a favorite of king Charles for his witty banter and viciously anti-French attitudes. In this portrait my Mary Beale he sits demurely, right hand in his jacket — a pose made forever famous by Napoleon in his 1812 portrait by Jacques-Louis David.
Joke’s on you, George Savile.
Reed Enger, "George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax," in Obelisk Art History, Published February 26, 2016; last modified May 19, 2021, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/mary-beale/george-savile-1st-marquess-of-halifax/.