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Sir Peter Paul Rubens
by and published by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont), after Sir Peter Paul Rubens Click on the links below to find out more
14 3/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (364 mm x 272 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Painter. Sitter associated with 13 portraits, Artist associated with 40 portraits.
The death of diplomat Dudley Carleton, Viscount Dorchester, who favoured military action against Spain rather than a peace deal, allows the peace party at court to assert itself during Charles I's period of personal rule. Charles I revives medieval forest laws to raise income.
Art and science
Poet and courtier, Endymion Porter, is instrumental in bringing Dutch artist, Anthony Van Dyck, to England. Months after his arrival, Van Dyck is appointed court painter by Charles I and given a knighthood. The Second Folio
of William Shakespeare's plays is published.
Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, is made lord deputy of Ireland. His efficient governance and vigorous administration quickly returns considerable sums of money to England. Charles I issues a charter for the colony of Maryland which would became a haven for Catholics in the New World.