© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland
by George Perfect Harding, after Nicholas Hilliard Click on the links below to find out more
watercolour, early 19th century, based on a work of circa 1590
7 1/2 in. x 4 7/8 in. (191 mm x 125 mm)
Bequeathed by Henry Callcott Brunning, 1908
- George Perfect Harding (1779 or 1780-1853), Portrait painter, copyist and antiquary. Artist associated with 171 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 34 portraits.
In 1590 Cumberland succeeded Sir Henry Lee as the queen's champion at court tournaments and this portrait was probably intended to celebrate that event. Harding described the original, which he copied when it was in the collection at Penshurst Place, as a 'curious' whole length.
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