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Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham

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Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, by Simon de Passe, published by  Compton Holland, circa 1603-1618 - NPG D4592 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham

by Simon de Passe, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, circa 1603-1618
7 in. x 4 5/8 in. (179 mm x 118 mm) plate size; 8 7/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (226 mm x 148 mm) paper size
acquired Unknown source, 1961
Reference Collection
NPG D4592


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  • Simon de Passe (circa 1595-1647), Engraver. Artist associated with 201 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Compton Holland (died 1622), Print publisher. Artist associated with 40 portraits.

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Named Lord High Admiral in 1585, Nottingham acted as the commander-in-chief of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588. He is shown here as a victorious noble commander with his hand upon a globe marked with the words Anglia (England) and Galicia (Spain).

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