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11 People in sitter grouping: Elizabethan writers

Sir Walter Ralegh

1554-1618
Soldier, sailor, poet and writer
Sitter in 47 portraits

William Shakespeare

1564-1616
Dramatist and poet
Sitter associated with 94 portraits

John Donne

1572-1631
Poet and divine
Sitter associated with 21 portraits

Michael Drayton

1563-1631
Poet
Sitter associated with 10 portraits

John Fletcher

1579-1625
Dramatist
Sitter associated with 14 portraits

Sir John Harington

baptised 1560-1612
Wit and writer; translator of 'Orlando Furioso'
Sitter in 10 portraits

Benjamin Jonson

1573?-1637
Poet and dramatist
Sitter associated with 19 portraits

Sir Thomas Overbury

1581-1613
Poet and courtier
Sitter associated with 18 portraits

Sir Philip Sidney

1554-1586
Soldier, statesman and poet
Sitter associated with 30 portraits

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

1561-1626
Philosopher and Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 62 portraits

Sir Henry Wotton

1568-1639
Diplomat and poet
Sitter associated with 14 portraits