© National Portrait Gallery, London
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
by Unknown Italian artist Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, 1546
87 1/2 in. x 86 1/2 in. (2223 mm x 2197 mm)
Accepted in lieu of tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Gallery, 1980
- NPG D40916: Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (source portrait)
- NPG D40917: Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (source portrait)
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