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9562 Portraits in set: Macdonnell Collection

Dictionary of National Biography re-bound in 73 folio volumes, extra-illustrated throughout with 7,000 engraved portraits, plus 10 boxes of additional engravings. The collection is particularly rich in 18th and 19th century prints. The volumes also contain a number of drawings, some of them original portraits of some consequence. The collection was compiled by the 20th century print collector J.H. MacDonnell and his manuscript index of sitters is bound in a separate volume. Purchased in 1966, with the aid of the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust.

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D17084

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
woodcut, 16th century
NPG D17084

D35013

Sir Henry Guildford ('Harry Guldeford Knight')

by Richard Dalton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
coloured etching, (1527)
NPG D35013

D35061

Sir Henry Guildford ('Harry Guldeford Knight')

by Richard Dalton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, (1527)
NPG D35061

D23478

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

by Barthel Beham
line engraving, 1531
NPG D23478

D23479

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

by Christoffel Bockstorfer
etching, 1540s-1550s
NPG D23479

D33373

Sir Thomas Chaloner

by L. Picard, after Unknown artist
etching, (1548)
NPG D33373

D16920

Thomas Waterhouse

after Unknown artist
line engraving, after 1554
NPG D16920

D17821

Queen Mary I

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1554 or after
NPG D17821

D16803

Laurence Saunders

by Unknown engraver
woodcut, 1555 or after
NPG D16803

D17822

Queen Mary I

by Franz Huys, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1555
NPG D17822

D17825

Queen Mary I

after Jacopo da Trezzo
line engraving, (circa 1555)
NPG D17825

D23135

Adam Wallace

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563
NPG D23135

D23436

Reign of King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
woodcut, late 16th century
NPG D23436

D34253

Thomas Cranmer; Henry Cole

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563
NPG D34253

D34254

Thomas Cranmer; Juan de Villagarcia

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563 or after
NPG D34254

D34612

George Wishart

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563 or after
NPG D34612

D42326

Taking up the body of John Wycliffe

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563 or after
NPG D42326