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William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven (1606-1697), Soldier and Royalist

Sitter in 13 portraits
William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven, fought for the Elector Palatine, Frederick V in Germany, a campaign which began a lifetime of devoted service to Frederick's family and his wife, Elizabeth of Bohemia, the daughter of James I. On the outbreak of civil war in 1642, Craven was living at The Hague with Elizabeth, whom he supported financially for many years. He took no direct part in the civil wars, but had royalist sympathies and his involvement with and financial assistance to the Crown provoked retaliation. In 1651 his English estates were seized and sold to raise funds for the Commonwealth fleet.

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4517

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

studio of Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1647
NPG 4517

3018

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

copy by George Perfect Harding, after Unknown artist
ink and wash, (circa 1650)
NPG 3018

270

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, late 17th century
NPG 270

D26647

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D26647

D29510

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1679
NPG D29510

D34218

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1791
NPG D34218

D34219

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1791
NPG D34219

D2223

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1791
NPG D2223

D2224

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1791
NPG D2224

D34216

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

by Robert Cooper, after William Derby, after Gerrit van Honthorst
stipple engraving, published 1824
NPG D34216

D34217

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

by Robert Cooper, after William Derby, after Gerrit van Honthorst
stipple engraving, published 1824
NPG D34217

D26649

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

by John Henry Robinson, published by Harding & Lepard
stipple and line engraving, published 1 February 1831
NPG D26649

D19180

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

by Unknown engraver
line engraving, 1679
NPG D19180