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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

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

The Reformation, by Unknown artist - NPG D23051

The Reformation

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

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

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

Sir Henry Brooke Cobham, after an engraving by Remigius Hogenberg - NPG D2091

Sir Henry Brooke Cobham

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

Called King William I ('The Conqueror'), by Unknown artist - NPG D9377

Called King William I ('The Conqueror')

by Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1584
NPG D9377

John Fisher, after Unknown artist - NPG D35483

John Fisher

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1584
NPG D35483

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, by Christoffel van Sichem (Voschem) - NPG D20904

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

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

Philip II, King of Spain, after Unknown artist - NPG D32874

Philip II, King of Spain

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1586
NPG D32874

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, after Christoffel van Sichem (Voschem) - NPG D21136

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

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

Anne of Denmark when Queen of Scotland, by Lambert Cornelis, after  Unknown artist - NPG D18122

Anne of Denmark when Queen of Scotland

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

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, by John Ogborne, after  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG D21312

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

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

Queen Elizabeth I, by and published by Christoffel van Sichem (Voschem), after  Unknown artist - NPG D21059

Queen Elizabeth I

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

John Gerard, by William Rogers, after  Unknown artist - NPG D2756

John Gerard

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

Ambrose Blaurer, by Hendrik Hondius (Hond) - NPG D46082

Ambrose Blaurer

by Hendrik Hondius (Hond)
line engraving, circa 1599
NPG D46082

John Owen, after Unknown artist - NPG D21237

John Owen

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D21237

John King, by Francis Delaram, published by  Compton Holland, after  Unknown artist - NPG D21431

John King

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

Twenty Unknown clerics, by Unknown engraver - NPG D22615

Twenty Unknown clerics

by Unknown engraver
wood engraving, 17th century
NPG D22615

Hugh Latimer, after Magdalena de Passe, after  Willem de Passe - NPG D23047

Hugh Latimer

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

Nicholas Ridley, probably after Magdalena de Passe, probably after  Willem de Passe - NPG D23151

Nicholas Ridley

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

François I (Francis I), King of France, after Unknown artist - NPG D23477

François I (Francis I), King of France

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

Thomas Becket, by Unknown artist - NPG D31598

Thomas Becket

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D31598

John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, after Unknown artist - NPG D31711

John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D31711