Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke, by Unknown artist, circa 1615 - NPG 5187 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1615
86 3/4 in. x 56 1/4 in. (2203 mm x 1428 mm)
Purchased, 1978
Primary Collection
NPG 5187

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Pembroke is depicted in this portrait wearing the robes of a Knight of the Order of the Garter, an honour to which he was appointed in 1608.

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Current affairs

George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, is knighted and appointed gentleman of the Bechamber and replaces Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, as the king's favourite. Buckingham would prosper under the king's patronage, advancing rapidly through the peerage.
The Somersets stand trial for the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury.

Art and science

James I produces Remonstrance for the Right of Kings and the Independence of their Crownes, in which he defends European kingship and directly confronts the papacy.
Architect Inigo Jones is appointed Surveyor of the King's Works and would hold the post for 27 years.

International

The Spanish court send official articles to serve as a basis for negotiations concerning a marriage alliance between Charles, Prince of Wales and the Spanish king Philip III's second daughter, Maria Anna.
Marriage of French king Louis XIII and the Spanish Infanta, Anne, Philip III's eldest daughter.

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Monica Scammell

10 August 2018, 21:36

Strictly speaking, Philip did not become 4th Earl of Pembroke until after the death of his brother William the 3rd Earl in 1630. At the time of this portrait he was 1st Earl of Montgomery.

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