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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

(1593-1641), Statesman

Sitter associated with 109 portraits
A powerful statesman, Strafford initially supported Parliament but was won over by Charles I. As President of the Council of the North (1628), and Lord-Deputy of Ireland (1632), he established a reputation for vigorous and efficient administration. As chief adviser to the King, 1639-41, he urged strong measures to control Parliament and obtain funds for a war against the Scots. Seen as a threat to Parliament, a bill of attainder was passed against him and the King reluctantly agreed to his execution. It was a political and moral blunder for which Charles never forgave himself.

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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG 1077

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
oil on canvas, (circa 1633)
NPG 1077

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG 2960

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
oil on canvas, (circa 1633)
On display at Lyme Park, Stockport
NPG 2960

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, studio of Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG 4531

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

studio of Sir Anthony Van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1636
NPG 4531

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, possibly by Richard Gaywood, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D26598

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

possibly by Richard Gaywood, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26598

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26601

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26601

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26602

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26602

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by George Glover, after  Unknown artist - NPG D16289

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by George Glover, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1630s-1640s
NPG D16289

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by George Glover, after  Unknown artist - NPG D16291

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by George Glover, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1630s-1640s
NPG D16291

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by George Glover, after  Unknown artist - NPG D16290

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by George Glover, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1630s-1640s
NPG D16290

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16323

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, (1632-1633)
NPG D16323

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Frederick Atkinson, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16340

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Frederick Atkinson, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, (circa 1636)
NPG D16340

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Frederick Atkinson, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16341

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Frederick Atkinson, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, (circa 1636)
NPG D16341

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16307

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, (circa 1636)
NPG D16307

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16308

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (circa 1636)
NPG D16308

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16309

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (circa 1636)
NPG D16309

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16310

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (circa 1636)
NPG D16310

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Landon, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16331

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Landon, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, (circa 1636)
NPG D16331

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16334

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (circa 1636)
NPG D16334

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16335

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (circa 1636)
NPG D16335

William Laud; Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by William Faithorne, published by  Sir Robert Peake, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D22835

William Laud; Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, early 1640s (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D22835

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26590

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1640
NPG D26590

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26591

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1640
NPG D26591

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D42069

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1640
NPG D42069

William Laud; Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by William Faithorne, published by  Sir Robert Peake, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16299

William Laud; Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, early 1640s (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D16299

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Wenceslaus Hollar - NPG D16320

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, (circa 1640)
NPG D16320

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Wenceslaus Hollar - NPG D16321

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, (circa 1640)
NPG D16321

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Wenceslaus Hollar - NPG D16322

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, (circa 1640)
NPG D16322

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Peeter Huybrechts, after  Wenceslaus Hollar - NPG D16318

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Peeter Huybrechts, after Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, (circa 1640)
NPG D16318

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D19735

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1640
NPG D19735

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16294

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line and stipple engraving, after 1641 (circa 1636)
NPG D16294

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16311

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1641 or after
NPG D16311

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Richard Gaywood, after  Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16306

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Richard Gaywood, after Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1656 (circa 1636)
NPG D16306

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Richard Gaywood, after  Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16305

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Richard Gaywood, after Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1656 (circa 1636)
NPG D16305

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, published by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16300

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1656 (circa 1636)
NPG D16300

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, published by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16301

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1656 (circa 1636)
NPG D16301

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, published by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16302

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1656 (circa 1636)
NPG D16302

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, published by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16303

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1656 (circa 1636)
NPG D16303

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, published by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16304

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1656 (circa 1636)
NPG D16304

King Charles I and his adherents, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after  Unknown artists - NPG D22672

King Charles I and his adherents

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after Unknown artists
line engraving, 1660s
NPG D22672

King Charles I and his adherents, published by Samuel Speed, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after  Unknown artists - NPG D22673

King Charles I and his adherents

published by Samuel Speed, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after Unknown artists
line engraving, published circa 1663-1669
NPG D22673

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Alexander Browne, sold by  Edward Cooper, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26596

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Alexander Browne, sold by Edward Cooper, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D26596

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Robert White, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26599

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Robert White, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1680
NPG D26599

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Robert White, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26600

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Robert White, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1680
NPG D26600

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, sold by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D6873

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (1636)
NPG D6873

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Robert White, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D11061

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Robert White, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1680 (circa 1636)
NPG D11061

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, sold by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D11414

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (1636)
NPG D11414

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Robert White, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16296

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Robert White, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1680 (circa 1636)
NPG D16296

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Robert White, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16297

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Robert White, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1680 (circa 1636)
NPG D16297

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Robert White, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16298

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Robert White, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1680 (circa 1636)
NPG D16298

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, printed and sold by Philip Overton, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D13682

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

printed and sold by Philip Overton, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1684 (1636)
NPG D13682

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Charles Louis Simonneau (Simoneau), after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26607

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Charles Louis Simonneau (Simoneau), after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1697
NPG D26607

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Charles Louis Simonneau (Simoneau), after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D16344

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Charles Louis Simonneau (Simoneau), after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1697 (circa 1636)
NPG D16344

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26608

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D26608

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