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Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney (1641-1704), Politician and Colonel

Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Youngest son of Robert, 2nd Earl of Leicester. Envoy to The Hague in 1679-1681 Sidney gained the confidence of William of Orange and was instrumental in preparing his arrival in England in 1688. After the accession of William III to the English throne Sidney was rewarded with offices and honours, including the posts of secretary of state (1690-1) and lord-lieutenant of Ireland (1692). He was created Earl of Romney in 1692 and died unmarried in 1704.

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1722

Unknown man, formerly known as Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1700
On display at Lyme Park, Stockport
NPG 1722

D29953

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (circa 1650-1654)
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D29952

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (circa 1650-1654)
NPG D29952

D13677

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (circa 1650-1654)
NPG D13677

D11425

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684 (circa 1650-1654)
NPG D11425

D29949

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney

by Bernard Lens (II), published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, early 18th century
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D29950

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney

by and published by Pieter Schenck
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D29950

D5836

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney

by Samuel Freeman, published by Henry Colburn, after George Perfect Harding, after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, published 1843
NPG D5836

D41801

Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684 (circa 1650-1654)
NPG D41801