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Title Portrait of Lord Howard of Effingham, First Earl of Nottingham
Collection Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Studio of Mytens, Daniel, I (Dutch painter, ca.1590-before 1648)
Date Earliest possibly 1620
Date Latest possibly 1640
Description The subject of this large portrait is Lord Howard of Effingham, Knight of the Garter and Lord High Admiral of England under Queen Elizabeth I. It was Effingham who commanded the fleet which destroyed the Spanish Armada. He succeeded his father as second Baron Effingham in 1593. This portrait depicts Lord Howard in Garter robes and the Order's badge, standing against a seascape. It is a studio copy of a portrait by the Dutch artist Daniel Mytens I (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich) which was painted a few years before the sitter's death in 1624.
Current Accession Number NCM 1952-18
Subject portrait (Lord Howard of Effingham); marine
Measurements 243.8 x 158.7 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased from Lady Lucas 1952, 100.
Provenance Duke of Norfolk; Anthony, Earl of Kent; Lord Royston by 1761; Earl de Grey.
Principal Exhibitions Coronation Exhibition, Nottingham Castle Museum, 1953; The Age of Shakespeare, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, 1958; British Embroidery, 13th to 19th Centuries, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, 1959; Elizabethan Embroidery, Rotterdam, Munich and Copenhagen, 1963 - 1964.
Publications Waterhouse, E. K., Painting in Britain, 1570 - 1790, Harmondsworth, 1953, p. 35.
Notes The portrait was purchased for Nottingham Castle Museum on the recommendation of the National Portrait Gallery.
Rights Owner Nottingham City Museums and Galleries: Nottingham Castle
Author Dr Angela Smith

 

 

 

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