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- subject matching 'Swords and shields'

A selection of portraits that depict sitters with swords, shields, daggers and knives. See also: 'War and battle scenes' (Theme).

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John Astley, by Unknown Netherlandish artist - NPG 6768

John Astley

by Unknown Netherlandish artist
oil on canvas, 1555
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6768

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist - NPG 2184

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, 1560s
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2184

Sir Francis Drake, by Unknown artist - NPG 4032

Sir Francis Drake

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1581
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4032

Sir Francis Drake, attributed to Jodocus Hondius, completed by  George Vertue - NPG 3905

Sir Francis Drake

attributed to Jodocus Hondius, completed by George Vertue
engraving, circa 1583
NPG 3905

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, by George Perfect Harding, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 1492(c)

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

by George Perfect Harding, after Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour, early 19th century, based on a work of circa 1590
NPG 1492(c)

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - NPG 4985

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
oil on canvas, circa 1597
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4985

Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, by Unknown artist - NPG L114

Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1600
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L114

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, by Unknown artist - NPG L115

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1620
On display in the Long Gallery at Montacute House
NPG L115

King James I of England and VI of Scotland, by Daniel Mytens - NPG 109

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Daniel Mytens
oil on canvas, 1621
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 109

Sir Thomas Edmondes, by Daniel Mytens - NPG 4652

Sir Thomas Edmondes

by Daniel Mytens
oil on canvas, 1622
On display in Room 5 at Montacute House
NPG 4652