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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517?-1547), Poet

Sitter associated with 23 portraits
Surrey was a courtier, soldier and poet at the court of Henry VIII. He was at one time suggested as a husband for Princess Mary (later Mary I). He introduced blank verse into England, and was responsible, along with Sir Thomas Wyatt, for bringing the sonnet form to this country from Italy. His personal vanity, ambition and powerful family connections led Henry VIII to regard him as a threat, and he was executed on a false charge of treason.

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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century (1546)
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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1546
On display at Arundel Castle, West Sussex
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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

after Guillim Scrots (Guillim Stretes or William Scrots)
oil on panel, circa 1570-1580s (1546)
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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

attributed to Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, possibly 17th century
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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

possibly by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, possibly 17th century
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D24238

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

after Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, probably 18th century
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D24240

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by George Vertue, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1747
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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by George Vertue, probably after Hans Holbein the Younger
engraving, 1747
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D24234

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, published 1750
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D24237

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, published 1750
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D24236

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by William Sherlock, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1757
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D19312

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Chamberlaine, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 1 April 1795 (1532)
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D6903

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Edward Scriven, after a painting attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1821
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D17221

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1823
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D17413

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1825 (probably mid 16th century)
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D40912

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1747
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D40913

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, published 1750
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D40914

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, published 1750
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D40915

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Chamberlaine, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1 April 1795
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D40917

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Thomas Anthony Dean, published by Harding & Lepard, after William Derby, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1828 (circa 1546)
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D9357

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by John Cochran, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D9357

D40916

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Cameron & Smith, after Unknown artist
photographic print, 1890 (circa 1546)
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D40918

Unknown man formerly known as Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

published by The Art for Schools Association, after Walter L. Bourke, after Unknown artist
colour halftone, early 20th century
NPG D40918