George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

1 portrait by Nicholas Hilliard

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, by George Perfect Harding, after  Nicholas Hilliard, early 19th century (circa 1590) - NPG 1492(c) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

by George Perfect Harding, after Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour, early 19th century (circa 1590)
7 1/2 in. x 4 7/8 in. (191 mm x 125 mm)
Bequeathed by Henry Callcott Brunning, 1908
Primary Collection
NPG 1492(c)


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  • George Perfect Harding (1779 or 1780-1853), Portrait painter, copyist and antiquary. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 34 portraits.

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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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