Portrait of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk by Unknown Artist

Three-quarter length portrait of Thomas Howard (1538 - 1572), aged around 27 and wearing the badge of the Order of the Garter.

Details

Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
103 x 80 cm
Art Fund grant:
£33,350 ( Total: £211,385; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Christie's

Thomas Howard was a kinsman of Queen Elizabeth and his pro-Catholic interests meant he became the focus of dissent and plots involving a planned marriage to Mary Queen of Scots. As a result, he was executed for treason in 1572.

Provenance

Howard family; then by descent.

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055 www.npg.org.uk

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