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Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

(1590-1649), Courtier

Sitter in 27 portraits
A courtier and favourite of James I and later Henrietta Maria, whose marriage with Charles I he helped to negotiate, it was said that Rich's 'features and pleasant aspect equalled the most beautiful women'. He was opposed to the policies of Laud and Strafford and first fought on the side of the Parliamentarians during the Civil War, but he changed allegiances several times, giving his support to whichever party seemed to offer the greatest rewards, since he thought 'poverty to be the most insupportable evil that could befall any man in this world'. Eventually he was captured and executed by Parliament.

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Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, studio of Daniel Mytens - NPG 3770

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

studio of Daniel Mytens
oil on canvas, (circa 1632-1633)
NPG 3770

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, possibly after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 1654

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

possibly after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1640)
NPG 1654

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by Willem de Passe, published by  Thomas Jenner - NPG D28225

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by Willem de Passe, published by Thomas Jenner
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D28225

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by Willem de Passe, published by  Thomas Jenner - NPG D28226

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by Willem de Passe, published by Thomas Jenner
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D28226

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, published by Peter Stent, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16599

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

published by Peter Stent, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D16599

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by William Faithorne - NPG D22789

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by William Faithorne
line engraving, 1640s
NPG D22789

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by William Faithorne - NPG D22790

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by William Faithorne
line engraving, 1640s
NPG D22790

Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick; Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by William Faithorne, published by  Sir Robert Peake - NPG D22974

Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick; Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, early 1640s
NPG D22974

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by Peeter Clouwet, published by  Gillis Hendricx, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28220

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by Peeter Clouwet, published by Gillis Hendricx, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1640-1655
NPG D28220

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by Peeter Clouwet, published by  Gillis Hendricx, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28221

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by Peeter Clouwet, published by Gillis Hendricx, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1640-1655
NPG D28221

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by Peeter Clouwet, published by  Gillis Hendricx, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D35910

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by Peeter Clouwet, published by Gillis Hendricx, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1640-1655
NPG D35910

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by Peeter Clouwet, published by  Gillis Hendricx, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D19478

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by Peeter Clouwet, published by Gillis Hendricx, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1640-1655
NPG D19478

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by Peeter Clouwet, published by  Gillis Hendricx, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16597

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by Peeter Clouwet, published by Gillis Hendricx, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1640-1655
NPG D16597

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by Peeter Clouwet, published by  Gillis Hendricx, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16595

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by Peeter Clouwet, published by Gillis Hendricx, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1640-1655
NPG D16595

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by William Faithorne, published by  Sir Robert Peake, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D22787

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1642-1649
NPG D22787

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by William Faithorne, published by  Sir Robert Peake, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D22788

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1642-1649
NPG D22788

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by William Faithorne, published by  Sir Robert Peake, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D20174

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1642-1649
NPG D20174

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by Unknown artist - NPG D28224

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 1713
NPG D28224

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, by John Godefroy, published by  William Richardson, after  Samuel Cooper - NPG D28222

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

by John Godefroy, published by William Richardson, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, published 1796
NPG D28222

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