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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

(1554-1618), Soldier, sailor, poet and writer

Sir Walter Ralegh

Sitter in 48 portraits
A poet, explorer, soldier, sailor, courtier and favourite of Elizabeth I, Ralegh was a true 'Renaissance Man'. Much of his literary work is lost, but about thirty short poems and various prose works survive, including The History of the World. He organised and financed a number of expeditions to North America, and in later life made several unsuccessful attempts to find gold in South America. The family home was at Sherborne Castle, in Dorset. Implicated in a plotting against James I, Ralegh spent much of the Kings reign in the Tower. He was executed for treason in 1618.

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 4106

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, circa 1585
NPG 4106

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Unknown English artist - NPG 7

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Unknown English artist
oil on panel, 1588
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 7

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), after Simon de Passe - NPG D22914

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

after Simon de Passe
line engraving, (1617)
NPG D22914

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Simon de Passe, published by  Compton Holland - NPG D25421

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Simon de Passe, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, published 1617
NPG D25421

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), after Simon de Passe - NPG D27998

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

after Simon de Passe
line engraving, (1617)
NPG D27998

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), printed for Matt. Gillyflower, after  Simon de Passe - NPG D27999

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

printed for Matt. Gillyflower, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, (1617)
NPG D27999

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), after Simon de Passe - NPG D19398

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

after Simon de Passe
line engraving, (1617)
NPG D19398

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Simon de Passe, published by  Compton Holland - NPG D21166

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Simon de Passe, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, published 1617
NPG D21166

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Simon de Passe, published by  Compton Holland - NPG D21167

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Simon de Passe, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, published 1617
NPG D21167

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Simon de Passe, published by  Compton Holland - NPG D21168

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Simon de Passe, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, published 1617 (1614)
NPG D21168

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), after Simon de Passe - NPG D21169

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

after Simon de Passe
line engraving, (1617)
NPG D21169

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), after Simon de Passe - NPG D21173

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

after Simon de Passe
line engraving, (1617)
NPG D21173

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), after Simon de Passe - NPG D21174

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

after Simon de Passe
line engraving, (1617)
NPG D21174

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), after Simon de Passe - NPG D21176

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

after Simon de Passe
line engraving, (1617)
NPG D21176

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Robert Vaughan, after  Simon de Passe - NPG D28000

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Robert Vaughan, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, published 1650 (1617)
NPG D28000

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Robert Vaughan, after  Simon de Passe - NPG D21170

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Robert Vaughan, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, published 1650 (1617)
NPG D21170

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Robert Vaughan, after  Simon de Passe - NPG D21171

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Robert Vaughan, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, published 1650 (1617)
NPG D21171

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Robert Vaughan, after  Simon de Passe - NPG D21172

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Robert Vaughan, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, published 1650 (1617)
NPG D21172

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, after  Simon de Passe - NPG D21175

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, circa 1650-1690 (1617)
NPG D21175

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Anthony Walker - NPG D28003

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Anthony Walker
line engraving, mid to late 18th century
NPG D28003

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by George Vertue - NPG D25418

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1735
NPG D25418

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by George Vertue - NPG D5586

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1735
NPG D5586

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton - NPG D27997

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1739
NPG D27997

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by William Sharp, published by  George Kearsley - NPG D25420

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by William Sharp, published by George Kearsley
line engraving, possibly late 18th century
NPG D25420

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by William Sharp - NPG D28002

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by William Sharp
line engraving, possibly late 18th century
NPG D28002

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), after Unknown artist - NPG D7672

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, late 18th or early 19th century
NPG D7672

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Philipp Audinet, after  George Vertue - NPG D25419

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Philipp Audinet, after George Vertue
line engraving, 1794 (1735)
NPG D25419

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Robert Cooper, published by  Charles Baldwyn - NPG D28001

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Robert Cooper, published by Charles Baldwyn
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D28001

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by Henry Chawnes Shenton, published by  T. Gosden, after  John Massey Wright - NPG D1209

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Henry Chawnes Shenton, published by T. Gosden, after John Massey Wright
line engraving, circa 1825-1850
NPG D1209

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by James Posselwhite - NPG D5577

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by James Posselwhite
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D5577

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), by James Posselwhite - NPG D5579

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by James Posselwhite
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D5579

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1735
NPG D5587

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1739
NPG D39187

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1739
NPG D39188

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1739
NPG D39189

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1739
NPG D42903

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by James Posselwhite
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D5578

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by James Posselwhite
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D5580

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by James Posselwhite
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D5581

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by James Posselwhite
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D5582

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by James Posselwhite
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D5583

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by James Posselwhite
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D5584

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

by James Posselwhite
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D5585

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

published by The Medici Society Ltd, after a painting attributed to 'H'
chromolithograph, 1914 (1588)
NPG D39190

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