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Reginald Pole

(1500-1558), Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury

Sitter associated with 28 portraits
The great-nephew of Richard III, and therefore of royal blood, Pole was favoured by Henry VIII. However, rather than accept Henry as head of the English Church, he chose exile abroad. While in exile he was appointed a cardinal in 1536 and was considered for papal office in 1549. Under Mary he returned to England as Archbishop of Canterbury but arguably failed to fully restore the country to Catholicism.

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Reginald Pole, by Unknown artist - NPG 220

Reginald Pole

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, after 1556
NPG 220

'The pope suppressed by King Henry VIII', after Unknown artist - NPG D23436

'The pope suppressed by King Henry VIII'

after Unknown artist
woodcut, 1570
On display in the Room 3 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D23436

Fictitious portrait called Reginald Pole, after Unknown artist - NPG D32612

Fictitious portrait called Reginald Pole

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1584
NPG D32612

Reginald Pole, possibly by Willem de Passe - NPG D24898

Reginald Pole

possibly by Willem de Passe
line engraving, 1620
NPG D24898

Reginald Pole, after Magdalena de Passe, and after  Willem de Passe - NPG D32617

Reginald Pole

after Magdalena de Passe, and after Willem de Passe
line engraving, after 1620
NPG D32617

Reginald Pole, after Magdalena de Passe, and after  Willem de Passe - NPG D32616

Reginald Pole

after Magdalena de Passe, and after Willem de Passe
line engraving, after 1620
NPG D32616

Reginald Pole, after Magdalena de Passe, and after  Willem de Passe - NPG D42319

Reginald Pole

after Magdalena de Passe, and after Willem de Passe
line engraving, after 1620
NPG D42319

Reginald Pole, by Frans van den Wyngaerde (Wijngaerde), after  Unknown artist - NPG D32614

Reginald Pole

by Frans van den Wyngaerde (Wijngaerde), after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D32614

Reginald Pole, after Unknown artist - NPG D32615

Reginald Pole

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 17th or early 18th century
NPG D32615

Reginald Pole, by Robert White - NPG D24901

Reginald Pole

by Robert White
line engraving, 1681
NPG D24901

Reginald Pole, by Robert White - NPG D24904

Reginald Pole

by Robert White
line engraving, 1681
NPG D24904

Reginald Pole, by Robert White, published by  Richard Chiswell - NPG D42316

Reginald Pole

by Robert White, published by Richard Chiswell
line engraving, published 1681
NPG D42316

Reginald Pole, by Nicolas de Larmessin - NPG D32613

Reginald Pole

by Nicolas de Larmessin
line engraving, after 1687
NPG D32613

Reginald Pole, by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after  Adriaen van der Werff - NPG D24900

Reginald Pole

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1697
NPG D24900

Reginald Pole, after Unknown artist - NPG D24902

Reginald Pole

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24902

Reginald Pole, after Unknown artist - NPG D24903

Reginald Pole

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24903

Reginald Pole, by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after  Adriaen van der Werff, after  Unknown artist - NPG D40295

Reginald Pole

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D40295

Unknown man engraved as Reginald Pole, by Nicolas de Larmessin III, after  Sebastiano del Piombo - NPG D40291

Unknown man engraved as Reginald Pole

by Nicolas de Larmessin III, after Sebastiano del Piombo
line engraving, circa 1729-1740
NPG D40291

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