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Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

(circa 1590-1654), Heiress and patron of art; wife of Thomas Howard

Aletheia (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey

Sitter associated with 33 portraits
The youngest daughter of Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury and his wife Mary, Alethea was the sister of two other countesses: Mary Talbot Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, and Elizabeth Grey, Countess of Kent. In 1606, she was married to Thomas Howard, and they had four children. Along with her sister Elizabeth, and their cousin Arabella Stuart, she performed in a masque celebrating the investiture of Henry Stuart as Prince of Wales in 1610.

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The Howard Family, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26496

The Howard Family

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1743
NPG D26496

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel, after Sir Anthony van Dyck, published by  William Richardson - NPG D28399

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

after Sir Anthony van Dyck, published by William Richardson
etching, published 1796
NPG D28399

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D18371

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, published 1796
NPG D18371

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D18372

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, published 1796
NPG D18372

The Howard family, published by John Thane, after  George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26495

The Howard family

published by John Thane, after George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D26495

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel, by William Henry Worthington, after  Daniel Mytens - NPG D11108

Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

by William Henry Worthington, after Daniel Mytens
line engraving, published 1849 (circa 1618)
NPG D11108

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Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

by Wenceslaus Hollar, published by Johannes Meyssens, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, 1626
NPG D20226

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Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel; Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D9035

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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel; Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1650-1675
NPG D7380

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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel; Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1650-1675
NPG D7381

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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel; Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1650-1675
NPG D7382

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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel; Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel and family

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1743
NPG D7455

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