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Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532 or 1533-1588), Courtier and magnate; favourite of Elizabeth I

Sitter associated with 64 portraits
Courtier and influential favourite of Elizabeth I, he was the Queen's only serious English suitor. Made Master of the Horse at Elizabeth's accession, he joined the Privy Council in 1562, and was created Earl of Leicester and Baron of Denbigh in 1564. Leicester commanded the unsuccessful force against Spain in the Netherlands (1585), and was involved in a number of scandals and intrigues.

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D21150

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

published by Compton Holland
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D21150

D21151

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

published by Nicolas de Clerck
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D21151

D21148

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D21148

D19269

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

published by H. Jacopsen (Jacobsen)
line engraving, published 1618
NPG D19269

D21137

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D21137

D21138

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D21138

D21140

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by William Marshall
line engraving, published 1641
NPG D21140

D21141

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by William Marshall
line engraving, published 1641
NPG D21141

D25147

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D25147

D37268

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D37268

D21152

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D21152

D21153

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D21153

D21154

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Gaspar Bouttats
etching, late 17th century
NPG D21154

D21437

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D21437

D21144

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D21144

D21145

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D21145

D21146

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D21146

D21147

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by A. Dischler
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D21147

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