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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1612-1671), Parliamentary Commander-in-Chief

Sitter associated with 87 portraits
Perhaps the most accomplished Parliamentarian officer, Fairfax was appointed Lord General of the New Model Army after his victory at Marston Moor, 1644. His decisive string of victories, beginning with the battle of Naseby in 1645, won the Civil War for Parliament. Extremism alarmed him and he refused to serve on the court which tried the King or to lead the army into Scotland in 1650. He retired from public life until 1660, when he supported General Monck's march to London to demand a free parliament and was one of those who went to the Hague to greet Charles II before his Restoration to the throne.

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by William Faithorne, after Robert Walker
line engraving, feigned oval
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5284

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by Unknown artist
lead bust, circa 1650
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5284

D26365

King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26365

D23433

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Robert Walker
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D23433

D27092

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by Matthäus Merian the Younger
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D27092

D27093

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by William Faithorne, after Robert Walker, published by Thomas Rowlett
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D27093

D27101

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Robert Walker
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D27101

D27102

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Robert Walker
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D27102

D27118

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D27118

D27122

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D27122

D27123

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Matthäus Merian the Elder
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D27123

D28956

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron and King Charles I

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D28956

D23406

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

published by Peter Stent, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1640s
NPG D23406