Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, by Unknown artist, after  William Scrots, circa 1570-1580s (1546) - NPG 4952 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

by Unknown artist, after William Scrots
oil on panel, circa 1570-1580s (1546)
18 7/8 in. x 11 7/8 in. (480 mm x 301 mm)
Purchased, 1973
Primary Collection
NPG 4952


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This panel, perhaps cut down from a larger work and, when it was acquired by the Gallery in 1973, spliced down the middle, shows him with eyes that are quizzical and intelligent. The handling of the paint in this portrait suggests that the artist was directly copying another work, possibly a portrait by William Scrots that is now lost.

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