© National Portrait Gallery, London
Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland
studio of Daniel Mytens Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, (circa 1632-1633)
87 in. x 53 in. (2210 mm x 1346 mm)
- Daniel Mytens (1590-1647), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 52 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
The ships and harbour pictured in the background may refer to Rich's position as governor and captain of Harwich and Landguard-point.
- Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 167
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 308
The death of diplomat Dudley Carleton, Viscount Dorchester, who favoured military action against Spain rather than a peace deal, allows the peace party at court to assert itself during Charles I's period of personal rule. Charles I revives medieval forest laws to raise income.
Art and science
Poet and courtier, Endymion Porter, is instrumental in bringing Dutch artist, Anthony Van Dyck, to England. Months after his arrival, Van Dyck is appointed court painter by Charles I and given a knighthood. The Second Folio
of William Shakespeare's plays is published.
Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, is made lord deputy of Ireland. His efficient governance and vigorous administration quickly returns considerable sums of money to England. Charles I issues a charter for the colony of Maryland which would became a haven for Catholics in the New World.