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Sir Francis Walsingham (circa 1532-1590), Statesman

Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Walsingham established and ran the great Elizabethan secret service, providing information particularly for William Cecil, Lord Burghley. Its spies operated mainly against Roman Catholic conspirators and the agents of Philip II of Spain. As Secretary of State (1573-90), Walsingham continually advised Elizabeth to wage war on Spain and foresaw the threat of the Armada. He secured the conviction and execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.

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1807

Sir Francis Walsingham

attributed to John De Critz the Elder
oil on panel, circa 1585
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1807

1704

Sir Francis Walsingham

possibly after John De Critz the Elder
oil on panel, 16th century (circa 1587)
NPG 1704

D25033

Queen Elizabeth I, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, Sir Francis Walsingham

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly early to mid 17th century
NPG D25033

D33368

Sir Francis Walsingham

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D33368

D33369

Sir Francis Walsingham

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D33369

D33794

Sir Francis Walsingham

after Unknown artist
line engraving
NPG D33794

D33793

Sir Francis Walsingham

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1688
NPG D33793

D25358

Sir Francis Walsingham

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1697
NPG D25358

D19905

Sir Francis Walsingham

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst
engraving, published 1697
NPG D19905

D20107

Sir Francis Walsingham

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, published 1697
NPG D20107

D25359

Sir Francis Walsingham

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1715
NPG D25359

D19918

Sir Francis Walsingham

by George Vertue
engraving, published 1715
NPG D19918

D25356

Sir Francis Walsingham

by W. Tringham
line engraving, possibly mid 18th century
NPG D25356

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