Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork(1566-1643), Irish statesman
Sitter associated with 2 portraits
A ruthless opportunist, Boyle became a substantial landowner and administrator in Ireland. Knighted at the beginning of the reign of James I, he was created Earl of Cork in 1620, made Lord Justice of Ireland in 1629 and Lord Treasurer in 1631.
after Unknown artist, published by William Richardson
stipple and line engraving, published 1803