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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford (1593-1641), Statesman

Sitter associated with 108 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

by Ignace Fougeron
line engraving, 18th century
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D16330

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by James Basire, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 18th century (1630s)
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D26595

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Michael Vandergucht, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1713
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D16292

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Michael Vandergucht, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1713 (circa 1636)
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D16293

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Michael Vandergucht, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1713 (circa 1636)
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D16295

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Michael Vandergucht, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1713 (circa 1636)
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D26597

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D16327

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D16328

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D16329

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D26603

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford and Sir Philip Mainwaring

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1739
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D16346

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford; Sir Philip Mainwaring

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 1739 (circa 1636)
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D16345

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1740 (1632-1633)
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D28207

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford and Spencer Compton, 2nd Earl of Northampton

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, published 1746
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D16316

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1746 (circa 1636)
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D16317

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1746 (circa 1636)
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D16347

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford; Spencer Compton, 2nd Earl of Northampton

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, published 1746
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D16348

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford; Spencer Compton, 2nd Earl of Northampton

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, published 1746
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D26592

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford and Spencer Compton, 2nd Earl of Northampton

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, published 1757
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D16324

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Sir Robert Strange, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published 1757
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