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John Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley

(circa 1533-1609), Politician and collector of art and books

Sitter in 2 portraits
Lumley was both a politician and a collector. He was involved in a failed plot which attempted to re-establish Roman Catholicism in England (known as the Ridofli plot). As a result he was imprisoned from 1569 to 1573. An avid collector of books and paintings, Lumley's library was bought after his death by James I for Henry, Prince of Wales. His magnificent collection of paintings included Holbein's cartoon for the Whitehall mural.

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John Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley, published by William Richardson - NPG D25837

John Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley

published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1797
NPG D25837


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