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Compton Holland (died 1622), Print publisher

Artist associated with 40 portraits
Compton Holland first came to prominence in 1616, when he published a series of portrait engravings by Simon de Passe that revolutionised English printmaking. Two years later, with his brother Henry Holland, he published the Basiliologia, the famous series of portrait engravings of English kings and queens. Holland also published plates by Francis Delaram, as well as topical prints of monsters and salacious anti-Catholic propaganda.

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D21431

John King

by Francis Delaram, published by Compton Holland, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
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D25150

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

published by Compton Holland
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25150

D26094

Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester

by Francis Delaram, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26094

D26095

Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester

by Francis Delaram, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26095

D17856

Sir Philip Sidney

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), published by Compton Holland
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D17856

D19921

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), published by Compton Holland
engraving, circa 1600-1625
NPG D19921

D20124

Queen Mary I

by Francis Delaram, published by Compton Holland
engraving, circa 1600-1627
NPG D20124

D21150

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

published by Compton Holland
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D21150

D4592

Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham

by Simon de Passe, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, circa 1603-1618
NPG D4592

D19884

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Simon de Passe, published by Compton Holland
engraving, published 1612
NPG D19884

D1319

Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), sold by Compton Holland
engraving, circa 1614
NPG D1319

D20210

Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), published by Compton Holland
engraving, circa 1614
NPG D20210

D21452

Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset

by Simon de Passe, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, circa 1615
NPG D21452

D21453

Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset

by Simon de Passe, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, circa 1615
NPG D21453

D25789

Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset

by Simon de Passe, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, circa 1615
NPG D25789

D7644

Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset

by Simon de Passe, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, circa 1615
NPG D7644

D21294

Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley

by Simon de Passe, printed and published by Compton Holland
line engraving, 1616
NPG D21294

D23054

William Perkins

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), published by Compton Holland, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1616-1620
NPG D23054

D26048

Sir Thomas Smythe (Smith)

by Simon de Passe, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, 1616
NPG D26048

D42343

Jahangir

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), published by Compton Holland
line engraving, circa 1616-1620
NPG D42343