George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury

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George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, by Unknown artist, 1582? - NPG 6343 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury

by Unknown artist
black, brown and red chalk, 1582?
13 in. x 8 7/8 in. (330 mm x 225 mm)
Purchased, 1995
Primary Collection
NPG 6343

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The high level of finish suggests that this drawing is copied from a painting or another drawing. The style appears French and the French inscription identifying Shrewsbury may be contemporary with the drawing.
A surviving letter to Shrewsbury from a French diplomat, François de Civille, includes a plea for the earl to dispatch his portrait so that it could be sent to the Duke of Bouillon. Mary, Queen of Scots had numerous French supporters and it is, therefore, possible that a portrait of Shrewsbury was sent to France and that further copies were made there.

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  • NPG 2822: George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury (based on same portrait)

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