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Sir Edward Nicholas (1593-1669), Secretary of State

Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Appointed Secretary of State to Charles I in 1641, Nicholas remained a loyal supporter of the royal family throughout the Civil War, first taking charge of administration from the court at Oxford and later following them into exile on the continent. Though not trusted or liked by Henrietta Maria, he joined Charles II at Aix-la-Chapelle and was later reinstated as Secretary of State at the Restoration.

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6104

Sir Edward Nicholas

by William Dobson
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1645
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6104

1519

Sir Edward Nicholas

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, 1662
On display at Lyme Park, Stockport
NPG 1519

D28915

Sir Edward Nicholas

by A. Hertochs (Hertocks), possibly after Adriaen Hanneman
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D28915

D29802

Sir Edward Nicholas

after Thomas Simon
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D29802

D29801

Sir Edward Nicholas

possibly by George Vertue, after Adriaen Hanneman
line engraving, published 1713
NPG D29801

D29807

Sir Edward Nicholas

possibly by George Vertue, after Adriaen Hanneman
line engraving, published 1713
NPG D29807

D20203

Sir Edward Nicholas

possibly by George Vertue, after Adriaen Hanneman
line engraving, published 1713
NPG D20203

D29800

Sir Edward Nicholas

after Adriaen Hanneman, published by John Thane
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D29800

D38755

Sir Edward Nicholas

by A. Hertochs (Hertocks), possibly after Adriaen Hanneman
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D38755

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