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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

(1612-1671), Parliamentary Commander-in-Chief

Sitter associated with 88 portraits
Perhaps the most accomplished Parliamentarian officer, Fairfax was appointed Lord General of the New Model Army after his victory at Marston Moor, 1644. His decisive string of victories, beginning with the battle of Naseby in 1645, won the Civil War for Parliament. Extremism alarmed him and he refused to serve on the court which tried the King or to lead the army into Scotland in 1650. He retired from public life until 1660, when he supported General Monck's march to London to demand a free parliament and was one of those who went to the Hague to greet Charles II before his Restoration to the throne.

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, by Guillaume Philippe Benoist, after  Samuel Cooper - NPG D27108

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by Guillaume Philippe Benoist, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, 1757
NPG D27108

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, after Edward Bower - NPG D27096

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Edward Bower
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D27096

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, after Edward Bower - NPG D27097

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Edward Bower
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D27097

Oliver Cromwell and Charles II with their supporters, printed by H. Reynell - NPG D32633

Oliver Cromwell and Charles II with their supporters

printed by H. Reynell
woodcut, late 18th or early 19th century
NPG D32633

Oliver Cromwell dissolving the Long Parliament, by John Hall, after  Benjamin West - NPG D34360

Oliver Cromwell dissolving the Long Parliament

by John Hall, after Benjamin West
line engraving, published 1789 (1783)
NPG D34360

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, by E. Bocquet - NPG D27099

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by E. Bocquet
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D27099

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, by Robert Cooper - NPG D27104

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D27104

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, after Unknown artist - NPG D27116

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Unknown artist
ink and wash, possibly early 19th century
NPG D27116

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, possibly by Francis Engleheart, published by  Edward Jeffery, after  Edward Bower - NPG D27098

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

possibly by Francis Engleheart, published by Edward Jeffery, after Edward Bower
line engraving, published 1808
NPG D27098

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, by Richard Earlom, published by  Samuel Woodburn - NPG D27111

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by Richard Earlom, published by Samuel Woodburn
mezzotint, published 1811
NPG D27111

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, by Richard Earlom, published by  Samuel Woodburn - NPG D27119

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by Richard Earlom, published by Samuel Woodburn
mezzotint, published 1811
NPG D27119

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, by Charles Pye, after  Samuel Cooper - NPG D27112

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by Charles Pye, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, published 1821
NPG D27112

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, by Albert Henry Payne, after  Lilburne Hicks - NPG D10998

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by Albert Henry Payne, after Lilburne Hicks
line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D10998

'The last moments of King Charles the First', by James Scott, published by  Thomas Boys, published by  Rittner & Goupil, after  William Fisk - NPG D32081

'The last moments of King Charles the First'

by James Scott, published by Thomas Boys, published by Rittner & Goupil, after William Fisk
mixed-method engraving, published 1838
NPG D32081

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, after William Faithorne, after  Robert Walker - NPG D23411

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after William Faithorne, after Robert Walker
line engraving
NPG D23411

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, after William Faithorne, after  Robert Walker - NPG D36633

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after William Faithorne, after Robert Walker
line engraving
NPG D36633

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Robert Walker
line engraving, 1640s
NPG D23428

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Robert Walker
line engraving, 1640s
NPG D23427

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by William Faithorne, published by Thomas Rowlett, after Robert Walker
line engraving, circa 1646
NPG D23410

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