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Hans Eworth (active 1540-died 1574)

Artist associated with 25 portraits
Hans Eworth moved to England in the 1540s, and was the most distinguished Netherlandish artist to work in England in the mid-sixteenth century. His surviving work consists mostly of portraits done between 1549-1570. About thirty-five paintings are generally attributed to him, consisting primarily of dated portraits of the English gentry and nobility. Eworth was the principal court portrait painter during the reign of the Catholic queen Mary Tudor (1553-8), and he received the large majority of his portrait commissions from Catholic patrons. This close association with the Roman Church was a major reason for his fall from court favour during the reign of Elizabeth.

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D25091

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

by George Vertue, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1732
NPG D25091

D36705

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

by George Vertue, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1732
NPG D36705

D25123

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1735
NPG D25123

D24874

Queen Mary I

by George Vertue, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1736
NPG D24874

D15197

Queen Mary I

by George Vertue, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1736
NPG D15197

D25588

Mary Neville, Lady Dacre; Gregory Fiennes, 10th Baron Dacre

by George Vertue, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1748 (1559)
NPG D25588

D34488

Mary Neville, Lady Dacre; Gregory Fiennes, 10th Baron Dacre

by George Vertue, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1748 (1559)
NPG D34488

D31597

William Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Effingham

by John Ogborne, possibly after Hans Eworth
line engraving, published 1774
NPG D31597

D41901

Queen Mary I

published by James and John Cundee, after Hans Eworth
stipple engraving, published 1815
NPG D41901

D31828

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

by Thomas Anthony Dean, published by Harding & Lepard, after Hans Eworth
stipple and line engraving, published 1826
NPG D31828

D22545

Detail of jewels from portrait of an unknown woman, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots

by Sir George Scharf, after Hans Eworth
pencil on tracing paper, circa 1857-1895 (1540s)
NPG D22545

D21663

Unknown woman, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots

by James L. Caw, after Hans Eworth
pencil, 1896 (1540s)
NPG D21663

D42673

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

after Hans Eworth
hand-coloured photogravure, published 1902 (1555)
NPG D42673

D42674

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

after Hans Eworth
photogravure, published 1902 (1555)
NPG D42674

D42675

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

after Hans Eworth
photogravure, published 1902 (1555)
NPG D42675

D38984

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1735
NPG D38984

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