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Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

(1591-1646), Parliamentary general

Sitter associated with 44 portraits
Essex's father, the 2nd Earl, had been a favourite of Elizabeth I, but was executed for treason in 1601. The family honours were restored to the 3rd Earl in 1604. In the years leading up to the Civil War Essex consistently opposed Charles I's policies, and he became General of the Parliamentary army in 1642. His lack of success prompted the formation of the New Model Army.

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Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, by Unknown artist - NPG L115

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1620
On display in the Long Gallery at Montacute House
NPG L115

King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, after Unknown artist - NPG D26365

King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26365

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), published by  Compton Holland - NPG D19921

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), published by Compton Holland
engraving, circa 1600-1625
NPG D19921

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, after Unknown artist - NPG D21320

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1620s
NPG D21320

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, after Unknown artist - NPG D21321

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1620s
NPG D21321

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, after Unknown artist - NPG D27081

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D27081

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, after Unknown artist, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D27089

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

after Unknown artist, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D27089

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, published by Sir Robert Peake - NPG D21322

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

published by Sir Robert Peake
etching, early 1640s
NPG D21322

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, after Unknown artist - NPG D21337

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1640s
NPG D21337

Charles I and his Opponents, by Unknown artist - NPG D8541

Charles I and his Opponents

by Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 1640s
NPG D8541

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, probably by William Faithorne, after  Unknown artist - NPG D21329

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

probably by William Faithorne, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1643
NPG D21329

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D27085

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, 1643
NPG D27085

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, by Unknown artist - NPG D1308

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

by Unknown artist
line engraving and etching, 1643
NPG D1308

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, published by Peter Stent - NPG D20023

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

published by Peter Stent
engraving, 1643
NPG D20023

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, after Wenceslaus Hollar - NPG D2314

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

after Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, (published 1644)
NPG D2314

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, by William Marshall, after  Unknown artist - NPG D21330

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

by William Marshall, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1646
NPG D21330

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, probably by George Glover, published by  Peter Stent, after  Unknown artist - NPG D21327

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

probably by George Glover, published by Peter Stent, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1646
NPG D21327

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, by R.S., after  Unknown artist - NPG D21332

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

by R.S., after Unknown artist
etching, late 1640s
NPG D21332

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