Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich
2 of 45 portraits matching these criteria:
- set matching 'Speakers of the House of Commons by Athow'
Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich
attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist, possibly after Hans Holbein the Younger
watercolour, early 19th century
12 5/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (321 mm x 222 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich (1496 or 1497-1567), Lord Chancellor and Speaker of the House of Commons. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Thomas Athow (active 1806-1822). Artist associated with 50 portraits.
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543), Painter, printmaker and designer; son of Hans Holbein the Elder. Artist associated with 315 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
- Unknown artist. Artist associated with 6575 portraits.
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