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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, by Ignace Fougeron - NPG D16337

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Ignace Fougeron
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D16337

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by James Basire, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16330

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by James Basire, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 18th century (1630s)
NPG D16330

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Michael Vandergucht, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26595

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Michael Vandergucht, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1713
NPG D26595

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Michael Vandergucht, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16292

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Michael Vandergucht, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1713 (circa 1636)
NPG D16292

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Michael Vandergucht, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16293

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

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

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Michael Vandergucht, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16295

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

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

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26597

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D26597

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16327

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

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

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16328

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

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

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16329

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

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

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford and Sir Philip Mainwaring, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26603

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

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1739
NPG D26603

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford; Sir Philip Mainwaring, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16346

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

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1739 (circa 1636)
NPG D16346

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 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)
NPG D16345

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) - NPG 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
NPG D28207

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16316

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1746 (circa 1636)
NPG D16316

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16317

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1746 (circa 1636)
NPG D16317

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) - NPG 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
NPG 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) - NPG 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
NPG D16348

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) - NPG 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
NPG D26592

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, by Sir Robert Strange, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16324

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by Sir Robert Strange, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1757
NPG D16324

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