Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

1 portrait of Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1626 - NPG D18366 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, 1626
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
Reference Collection
NPG D18366

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  • Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1016 portraits, Sitter associated with 31 portraits.
  • Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Etcher. Artist associated with 533 portraits, Sitter associated with 10 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • 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)

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Current affairs

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.

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