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Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel
by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony van Dyck Click on the links below to find out more
10 1/2 in. x 7 3/4 in. (267 mm x 198 mm) plate size; 10 3/4 in. x 8 in. (272 mm x 203 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Etcher. Artist associated with 533 portraits, Sitter associated with 10 portraits.
- Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1017 portraits, Sitter associated with 31 portraits.
- NPG D18365: Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel (from same plate)
- NPG D18367: Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel (from same plate)
- NPG D20226: Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel (from same plate)
Coronation of Charles I. The queen, Henrietta Maria, does not attend the service, refusing to accept the crown in an Anglican service. Parliament refuses to grant the king subsidies for war without redress of various grievances concerning religious issues, and the impeachment of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.
Art and science
Two works by Francis Bacon, Viscount of St. Albans, Sylva sylvarum
, a compilation of articles of Bacon's own observations and experiments, and the New Atlantis
, a brief tract describing an isolated, utopian society, are published posthumously in the same volume by his personal secretary, William Rawley.
France and England slide towards war as diplomatic relations begin to break down. Charles I deports his queen's French entourage believing some to be spies, while the king of France, Louis XIII's chief minister, Cardinal Richelieu, deceitfully uses loaned English ships to fight Huguenots rebels.