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Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

(1536-1572), Potential suitor to Mary, Queen of Scots

Sitter associated with 17 portraits
As one of the most powerful noblemen in Elizabethan England, Thomas Howard played a critical role in English history. A direct rival of the Earl of Leicester, he was appointed as a Privy Councillor and served as Earl Marshall of England, supervising the funeral rites of Mary I and the coronation of Elizabeth I. However, his ambition and pro-Catholic interests meant he became the focus of plots and religious dissent, which ultimately led to his downfall. His secret plan to marry Mary Queen of Scots and the central part he played in the plot to ensure her succession to the throne, led to his dramatic fall from grace in 1571. He was executed for treason in 1572.

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Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, after Unknown artist - NPG D8461

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

after Unknown artist
etching, (circa 1564)
NPG D8461

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro) - NPG D25124

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
line engraving, probably mid 18th century
NPG D25124

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, by Jacobus Houbraken, after  Hans Eworth - NPG D25123

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1735
NPG D25123

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after  Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro) - NPG D25125

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
line engraving, 1757
NPG D25125

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, after Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke) - NPG D17020

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

after Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, early 19th century?
NPG D17020

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, by Charles Turner, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D25122

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Charles Turner, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, published 1810
NPG D25122

Unknown man, formerly known as Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, by Charles Turner, after  Unknown artist - NPG D3728

Unknown man, formerly known as Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Charles Turner, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1810
NPG D3728

Unknown man, formerly known as Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, by Charles Turner, after  Unknown artist - NPG D3729

Unknown man, formerly known as Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Charles Turner, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1810
NPG D3729

Unknown man, formerly known as Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, by Charles Turner, after  Unknown artist - NPG D3730

Unknown man, formerly known as Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Charles Turner, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1810
NPG D3730

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17145

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, June 1819
NPG D17145

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Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1735
NPG D38984

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Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1735
NPG D38985

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Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1735
NPG D42868

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Unknown sitter formerly known as Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

published by The Medici Society Ltd, after Titian
chromolithograph, published 1913
NPG D38986

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Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Unknown artist
watercolour
NPG D6702

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