William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke(1580-1630), Lord Chamberlain
Sitter in 14 portraits
A courtier and important patron of art, Pembroke held office under both James I and Charles I. Both Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones benefited from his patronage, and with his brother Philip, he was one of 'the most Noble and Incomparable Pair of Brethren' to whom the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays was dedicated. Pembroke was appointed Lord Chamberlain in 1615, and Chancellor of Oxford University in 1617.
More on William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke: Shakespeare and his contemporaries book in our Shops
by Michael Burghers
line engraving, 1674
by Francis Perry
line engraving, possibly early to mid 18th century
Become a Member
Enjoy access to special events, discounts on the Gallery online shop, supporters’ updates and much more
Bringing people together by sharing the portraits and stories of the men and women who have shaped our nation.
Sign up to receive information on exhibitions, collections and activities of the National Portrait Gallery, including special offers, shop products, and exclusive competitions.