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MacDonnell Collection

Dictionary of National Biography re-bound in 73 folio volumes, extra-illustrated throughout with 7,000 engraved portraits, plus 10 boxes of additional engravings. The collection is particularly rich in 18th and 19th century prints. The volumes also contain a number of drawings, some of them original portraits of some consequence. The collection was compiled by the 20th century print collector J.H. MacDonnell and his manuscript index of sitters is bound in a separate volume. Purchased in 1966, with the aid of the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust.

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Thomas Cranmer, after Unknown artist - NPG D17084

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
woodcut, 16th century
NPG D17084

Sir Henry Guildford ('Harry Guldeford Knight'), by Richard Dalton, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D35013

Sir Henry Guildford ('Harry Guldeford Knight')

by Richard Dalton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
coloured etching, (1527)
NPG D35013

Sir Henry Guildford ('Harry Guldeford Knight'), by Richard Dalton, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D35061

Sir Henry Guildford ('Harry Guldeford Knight')

by Richard Dalton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, (1527)
NPG D35061

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, by Barthel Beham - NPG D23478

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

by Barthel Beham
line engraving, 1531
NPG D23478

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, by Christoffel Bockstorfer - NPG D23479

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

by Christoffel Bockstorfer
etching, 1540s-1550s
NPG D23479

Sir Thomas Chaloner, by L. Picard, after  Unknown artist - NPG D33373

Sir Thomas Chaloner

by L. Picard, after Unknown artist
etching, (1548)
NPG D33373

Robert Fitzwalter, 1st Baron Fitzwalter, after Unknown artist - NPG D45785

Robert Fitzwalter, 1st Baron Fitzwalter

after Unknown artist
etching, circa 1550-1650
NPG D45785

Thomas Waterhouse, after Unknown artist - NPG D16920

Thomas Waterhouse

after Unknown artist
line engraving, after 1554
NPG D16920

Queen Mary I, after Unknown artist - NPG D17821

Queen Mary I

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1554 or after
NPG D17821

Laurence Saunders, by Unknown engraver - NPG D16803

Laurence Saunders

by Unknown engraver
woodcut, 1555 or after
NPG D16803

Queen Mary I, by Franz Huys, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17822

Queen Mary I

by Franz Huys, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1555
NPG D17822

Queen Mary I, after Jacopo da Trezzo - NPG D17825

Queen Mary I

after Jacopo da Trezzo
line engraving, (circa 1555)
NPG D17825

Adam Wallace, after Unknown artist - NPG D23135

Adam Wallace

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563
NPG D23135

Thomas Cranmer; Henry Cole, after Unknown artist - NPG D34253

Thomas Cranmer; Henry Cole

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563
NPG D34253

Thomas Cranmer; Juan de Villagarcia, after Unknown artist - NPG D34254

Thomas Cranmer; Juan de Villagarcia

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563 or after
NPG D34254

Taking up the body of John Wycliffe, after Unknown artist - NPG D42326

Taking up the body of John Wycliffe

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563 or after
NPG D42326

'The burnyng of Rose Allins hand, by Edmund Tyrrell', after Unknown artist - NPG D42467

'The burnyng of Rose Allins hand, by Edmund Tyrrell'

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563 or after
NPG D42467

The burning of William White, after Unknown artist - NPG D45872

The burning of William White

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563 or after
NPG D45872

Edmund Bonner; Thomas Tomkins, by Unknown artist - NPG D16935

Edmund Bonner; Thomas Tomkins

by Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563
NPG D16935

John Mordaunt, 2nd Baron Mordaunt, by Joseph John Skelton - NPG D38955

John Mordaunt, 2nd Baron Mordaunt

by Joseph John Skelton
line engraving, (1564)
NPG D38955

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, after Unknown artist - NPG D8461

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

after Unknown artist
etching, (circa 1564)
NPG D8461

William Barclay, after Unknown artist - NPG D23449

William Barclay

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th or early 17th century
NPG D23449

Unknown man, by Antonio Tempesta - NPG D4994

Unknown man

by Antonio Tempesta
line engraving, late 16th-early 17th century
NPG D4994

Unknown woman called Anne Boleyn, after Unknown artist - NPG D42718

Unknown woman called Anne Boleyn

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th-early 17th century
NPG D42718

The Reformation, by Unknown artist - NPG D43263

The Reformation

by Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th century
NPG D43263

Johann Fichard, by B.R. or R.B. - NPG D43267

Johann Fichard

by B.R. or R.B.
line engraving, late 16th-early 17th century
NPG D43267

John Hart, after Unknown artist - NPG D13558

John Hart

after Unknown artist
woodcut, late 16th century
NPG D13558

John Fisher, by Philipp Galle - NPG D35482

John Fisher

by Philipp Galle
line engraving, published 1572
NPG D35482

Jan van Amstel, by Johan Wierix, published by  Theodor Galle - NPG D45771

Jan van Amstel

by Johan Wierix, published by Theodor Galle
line engraving and etching, circa 1572
NPG D45771

John Knox, after Unknown artist - NPG D20940

John Knox

after Unknown artist
line engraving, after 1572
NPG D20940

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, by Christoffel van Sichem (Voschem) - NPG D21135

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Christoffel van Sichem (Voschem)
line engraving, 1580s?
NPG D21135