Sir Philip Sidney

1 portrait on display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Philip Sidney, by Unknown artist, circa 1576 - NPG 5732 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Philip Sidney

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1576
44 7/8 in. x 33 1/8 in. (1139 mm x 840 mm)
Purchased with help from The Art Fund, 1984
Primary Collection
NPG 5732


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  • Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), Soldier, statesman and poet. Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

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In this skilful portrait Sidney is depicted in his 23rd year wearing a gorget, a piece of neck armour, and a doublet of white slashed leather. The Latin motto can be translated as 'Further fame from God' or perhaps 'The rest is fame'.

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  • NPG 2096: Sir Philip Sidney (source portrait)
  • NPG D41682: Sir Philip Sidney (source portrait)

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