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Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604), Courtier

Sitter in 3 portraits
Talented, extravagant and hot-tempered, Oxford was hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain and a favourite of Elizabeth I. He supported an expensive lifestyle by selling most of his inheritance, but he was distinguished in his literary achievements, both as a patron of a company of actors and as an important lyric poet in his own right.

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Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

after Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 17th century (1575)
NPG L111


Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

by Joseph Brown, after George Perfect Harding
stipple engraving, published 1848
NPG D5444


Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

by Joseph Brown, after George Perfect Harding
stipple engraving, published 1848
NPG D39484

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