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Elizabethan writers


11 People in group

John Donne

John Donne

1572-1631
Poet and divine
Sitter associated with 21 portraits
Michael Drayton

Michael Drayton

1563-1631
Poet
Sitter associated with 10 portraits
John Fletcher

John Fletcher

1579-1625
Dramatist
Sitter associated with 14 portraits
Benjamin ('Ben') Jonson

Benjamin ('Ben') Jonson

1573?-1637
Poet and dramatist
Sitter associated with 19 portraits
Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)

1554-1618
Soldier, sailor, poet and writer
Sitter in 48 portraits
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

1564-1616
Dramatist and poet
Sitter associated with 104 portraits
Sir Philip Sidney

Sir Philip Sidney

1554-1586
Soldier, statesman and poet
Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

1561-1626
Philosopher and Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 63 portraits
Sir John Harington

Sir John Harington

baptised 1560-1612
Wit and writer; translator of 'Orlando Furioso'
Sitter in 10 portraits
Sir Thomas Overbury

Sir Thomas Overbury

1581-1613
Poet and courtier
Sitter associated with 18 portraits
Sir Henry Wotton

Sir Henry Wotton

1568-1639
Diplomat and poet
Sitter associated with 14 portraits