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

Sitter associated with 62 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 from 1585.

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Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by George Vertue
line engraving, circa 1710-1750
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D21158

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by George Vertue
line engraving, circa 1710-1750
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D25145

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Unknown artist
line engraving, probably mid 18th century
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D25146

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

possibly by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D25149

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, possibly mid to late 18th century
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D37269

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1738
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D37270

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1738
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D19634

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, published 1738
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D25151

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Simon Watts, after Federico Zuccaro
crayon-manner engraving printed in colours, 1773 (1575)
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D25152

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Simon Watts, after Federico Zuccaro
crayon-manner engraving, 1773
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D37266

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Simon Watts, after Federico Zuccaro
crayon-manner engraving printed in colours, 1773 (1575)
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D25143

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Robert Cooper, published by Charles Baldwyn
stipple engraving, probably early 19th century
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D41890

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

after Unknown artist
stipple and line engraving, early 19th century (circa 1575)
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D20199

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Unknown artist
line engraving, published circa 1800
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D17117

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, January 1818
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D37267

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Robert Cooper, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Sir William Segar
stipple engraving, published 25 March 1820 (circa 1587)
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D13215

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Henry Meyer, printed and published by William Radclyffe, printed and published by Thomas Radclyffe, published by Nathaniel Merridew, published by John Merridew, after Sir William Segar
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1821 (circa 1587)
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D23068

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

probably by William Derby
pencil, circa 1835-1842
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D23085

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

possibly by William Derby
pencil, circa 1835-1842
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D19708

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
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