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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 attempt 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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D8461

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

after Unknown artist
etching, (circa 1564)
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D25124

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
line engraving, probably mid 18th century
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D25123

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1735
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D25125

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
line engraving, 1757
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D17020

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

after Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, early 19th century?
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D25122

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Charles Turner, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, published 1810
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D3728

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

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

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

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

D3730

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

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

D17145

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, June 1819
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D38984

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

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

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

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

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1735
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D38986

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

published by The Medici Society Ltd, after Titian
chromolithograph, published 1913
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D6702

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Unknown artist
watercolour
NPG D6702