Abraded coat of arms. The lion is looking a little less than fierce because the paint on the coat of arms is uneven and worn. The reason for this is unclear, although it appears to have been repainted or altered some time after the portrait was completed.
Flat face. Dudley has a stylized, less modeled face because he was painted from a pattern and not from life.
Vibrant color and texture. The red velvet of Dudley’s doublet is well preserved, maintaining its brushwork and color.