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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

(1585-1646), Patron of art and collector

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

Sitter associated with 68 portraits
Arundel was the most influential connoisseur of his age, and was described as 'one that loved and favoured all arts and artists in great measure and was the bringer of them in to England'. He fostered the careers of Inigo Jones, Daniel Mytens, Wenceslaus Hollar, van Dyck, and Rubens, who called him 'one of the evangelists of art'. Arundel became the major influence on the connoisseurship of the royal family, and on the formation of artistic taste amongst the aristocracy and gentry. He withdrew to a self-imposed exile during the Civil War, but made his Royalist sympathies clear by donating £54,000 to the King's cause.

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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG 2391

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Sir Peter Paul Rubens
oil on canvas, 1629
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2391

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG 519

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
oil on panel, (circa 1635)
NPG 519

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25803

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25803

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, after Unknown artist - NPG D26497

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

after Unknown artist
etching, possibly 17th century
NPG D26497

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, after Unknown artist - NPG D26499

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

after Unknown artist
etching, possibly 17th century
NPG D26499

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, possibly by Wenceslaus Hollar - NPG D26498

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

possibly by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, 17th century
NPG D26498

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26501

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26501

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18353

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18353

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18352

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1620s-1640s
NPG D18352

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk and his wife Aletheia, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26491

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk and his wife Aletheia

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D26491

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26492

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26492

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, published by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D26503

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26503

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18350

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D18350

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18351

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D18351

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18358

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (1630s)
NPG D18358

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18359

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (1630s)
NPG D18359

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18360

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (1630s)
NPG D18360

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18419

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D18419

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D18357

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1639
NPG D18357

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