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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk (1585-1646), Patron of art and collector

Sitter associated with 67 portraits
An art collector and patron, Arundel was the most influential connoisseur of his age. He is described as 'one that loved and favoured all arts and artists in great measure and was the bringer of them in to England'. He fostered the careers of Inigo Jones, Daniel Mytens, Wenceslaus Hollar, Van Dyck, and Rubens, who called him 'one of the evangelists of art'; the major influence on the connoisseurship of the royal family, and on the formation of artistic taste amongst the aristocracy and gentry; he withdrew to a self-imposed exile during the Civil War but made his Royalist sympathies clear by donating £54,000 to the King's cause.

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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

by Henry Bone, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, September 1808 (1629)
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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

by Peltro William Tomkins, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1818
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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

by William Sharp, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1823
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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

by William Sharp, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1823
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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

by William Sharp, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1823
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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

by William Sharp, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1823
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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

by William Sharp, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1823
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