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George Carew, Earl of Totnes

(1555-1629), Statesman

Sitter in 8 portraits
George Carew was a soldier, administrator, and antiquary noted for his service in Ireland during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Having served in Ireland from 1574, in 1586 he was appointed master of the ordnance in Ireland. He went on to become lieutenant general of the ordnance in England in 1592. In 1600 Carew was appointed president of the province of Munster, where he won the admiration of Elizabeth for his suppression of the Irish rebels under Hugh O'Neill. After the accession of Charles I in 1625, Carew was made Earl of Totnes. As an antiquary, he collected many Irish historical and genealogical materials.

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George Carew, Earl of Totnes, after Unknown artist - NPG 409

George Carew, Earl of Totnes

after Unknown artist
oil on canvas, (circa 1615-1620)
NPG 409

George Carew, Earl of Totnes, by Robert van Voerst - NPG D28234

George Carew, Earl of Totnes

by Robert van Voerst
line engraving, published 1633
NPG D28234

George Carew, Earl of Totnes, by Robert van Voerst - NPG D6967

George Carew, Earl of Totnes

by Robert van Voerst
line engraving, published 1633
NPG D6967

George Carew, Earl of Totnes, by Robert van Voerst - NPG D6968

George Carew, Earl of Totnes

by Robert van Voerst
line engraving, published 1633
NPG D6968

George Carew, Earl of Totnes, after Unknown artist, published by  William Richardson - NPG D28235

George Carew, Earl of Totnes

after Unknown artist, published by William Richardson
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D28235

George Carew, Earl of Totnes, published by Silvester Harding, after  Unknown artist - NPG D28236

George Carew, Earl of Totnes

published by Silvester Harding, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1798
NPG D28236

George Carew, Earl of Totnes, by John Henry Robinson, after  Unknown artist - NPG D41892

George Carew, Earl of Totnes

by John Henry Robinson, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, circa 1835 (circa 1615-1620)
NPG D41892

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George Carew, Earl of Totnes

by Robert van Voerst
line engraving, published 1633
NPG D39654

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