Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

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Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, studio of Daniel Mytens, (circa 1632-1633) - NPG 3770 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

studio of Daniel Mytens
oil on canvas, (circa 1632-1633)
87 in. x 53 in. (2210 mm x 1346 mm)
Purchased, 1950
Primary Collection
NPG 3770


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Artistback to top

  • Daniel Mytens (1590-1647), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 52 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

This portraitback to top

The ships and harbour pictured in the background may refer to Rich's position as governor and captain of Harwich and Landguard-point.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • 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

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Events of 1632back to top

Current affairs

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.

International

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.

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