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Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset (1536-1608), Poet and Lord Treasurer

Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Thomas Sackville was a poet, playwright, statesman, and the owner of Knole House in Kent. He was also the co-author, with Thomas Norton, of the Tragedy of Gorboduc (1561), the first English tragedy written in blank verse. Sackville was made Lord Treasurer in 1599, Lord High Steward in 1601, and created Earl of Dorset in 1604.

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D19223

Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset

by George Vertue, published by John & Paul Knapton
engraving, engraved 1737
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D17132

Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, November 16 1813
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D42873

Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset

by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
engraving, 1730s
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D35356

Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset

by George Vertue, published by John & Paul Knapton
engraving, published circa 1746
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Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset

by George Vertue, published by John & Paul Knapton
engraving, published circa 1746
NPG D35357