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9556 Portraits in set: 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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D17084

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
woodcut, 16th century
NPG D17084

D35013

Sir Henry Guildford ('Harry Guldeford Knight')

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

D35061

Sir Henry Guildford ('Harry Guldeford Knight')

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

D23478

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

by Barthel Beham
line engraving, 1531
NPG D23478

D23479

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

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

D33373

Sir Thomas Chaloner

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

D16920

Thomas Waterhouse

after Unknown artist
line engraving, after 1554
NPG D16920

D17821

Queen Mary I

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1554 or after
NPG D17821

D16803

Laurence Saunders

by Unknown engraver
woodcut, 1555 or after
NPG D16803

D17822

Queen Mary I

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

D17825

Queen Mary I

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

D23135

Adam Wallace

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563
NPG D23135

D23436

Reign of King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
woodcut, late 16th century
NPG D23436

D34253

Thomas Cranmer; Henry Cole

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563
NPG D34253

D34254

Thomas Cranmer; Juan de Villagarcia

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563 or after
NPG D34254

D34612

George Wishart

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563 or after
NPG D34612

D42326

Taking up the body of John Wycliffe

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563 or after
NPG D42326

D42467

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

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563 or after
NPG D42467

D16935

Edmund Bonner; Thomas Tomkins

by Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563
NPG D16935

D8461

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

after Unknown artist
etching, (circa 1564)
NPG D8461

D23051

The Reformation

by Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th century
NPG D23051

D23449

William Barclay

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

D4994

Unknown man

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

D42718

Unknown woman called Anne Boleyn

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

D13558

John Hart

after Unknown artist
woodcut, late 16th century
NPG D13558

D35482

John Fisher

by Philipp Galle
line engraving, published 1572
NPG D35482

D20940

John Knox

after Unknown artist
line engraving, after 1572
NPG D20940

D21135

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

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

D2091

Sir Henry Brooke Cobham

after an engraving by Remigius Hogenberg
line engraving, (1582)
NPG D2091

D9377

Called King William I ('The Conqueror')

by Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1584
NPG D9377

D35483

John Fisher

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1584
NPG D35483

D20904

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Christoffel van Sichem (Voschem)
line engraving, circa 1585-1587
NPG D20904

D32874

Philip II, King of Spain

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1586
NPG D32874

D21136

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

after Christoffel van Sichem (Voschem)
line engraving, after 1588
NPG D21136

D18122

Anne of Denmark when Queen of Scotland

by Lambert Cornelis, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1595
NPG D18122

D21312

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

by John Ogborne, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
line engraving, (circa 1596)
NPG D21312

D21059

Queen Elizabeth I

by and published by Christoffel van Sichem (Voschem), after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1596-1624
NPG D21059

D2756

John Gerard

by William Rogers, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1598
NPG D2756

D21237

John Owen

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D21237

D21431

John King

by Francis Delaram, published by Compton Holland, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D21431

D22615

Twenty Unknown clerics

by Unknown engraver
wood engraving, 17th century
NPG D22615

D23047

Hugh Latimer

after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe
etching, 17th century
NPG D23047

D23151

Nicholas Ridley

probably after Magdalena de Passe, probably after Willem de Passe
line engraving, early to mid 17th century
NPG D23151

D23477

François I (Francis I), King of France

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D23477

D31598

Thomas Becket

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D31598

D31711

John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D31711

D32579

Edmund Campion, Alexander Briant and Ralph Sherwin

by Frederik Bouttats the Younger
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D32579

D32878

Philip II, King of Spain

after Alonso Sanchez Coello
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D32878

D33026

Lamoral, Count of Egmont and Prince of Gavre

published by H. Jacopsen (Jacobsen), after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D33026

D33027

Philip de Montmorency, Count of Hoorn

probably published by H. Jacopsen (Jacobsen), after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D33027

D33082

Thomas Wolsey

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D33082

D33086

Thomas Wolsey

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D33086

D33087

Thomas Wolsey

by Nicolas de Larmessin
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D33087