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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 William Faithorne, published by Thomas Rowlett, after Robert Walker
line engraving, circa 1646
NPG D23409

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by William Marshall, published by John Partridge, after Edward Bower
line engraving, published 1647
NPG D23405

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by William Marshall, published by John Partridge, after Edward Bower
line engraving, (1647)
NPG D19155

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

published by Jacob Huysmans, after Robert Walker
etching, 1648
NPG D20422

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Robert Walker
line engraving, 1649 or after
NPG D23414

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Robert Walker
line engraving, 1649 or after
NPG D23423

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

after Robert Walker
line engraving, circa 1649-1660
NPG D23422

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D42885

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