© National Portrait Gallery, London
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
by George Vertue, after Hans Eworth Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, 1732
11 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (292 mm x 190 mm) plate size; 12 1/2 in. x 8 3/4 in. (318 mm x 221 mm) paper size
Given by William Castell, 2009
- Hans Eworth (active 1540-died 1574). Artist associated with 25 portraits.
- George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 852 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- NPG D25091: Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (from same plate)
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