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George Carew, Earl of Totnes

20 of 31 portraits by Robert van Voerst

George Carew, Earl of Totnes, by Robert van Voerst, published 1633 - NPG D6968 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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George Carew, Earl of Totnes

by Robert van Voerst
line engraving, published 1633
12 1/4 in. x 8 1/8 in. (310 mm x 205 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D6968

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  • Robert van Voerst (1597-1635 or 1636), Engraver. Artist associated with 31 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D6967: George Carew, Earl of Totnes (from same plate)
  • NPG D28234: George Carew, Earl of Totnes (from same plate)
  • NPG D39654: George Carew, Earl of Totnes (from same plate)

Events of 1633back to top

Current affairs

William Laud is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury. A supporter of the political and religious policies of Charles I, he worked for the uniformity of church doctrine and practice.
Formal coronation of Charles I in Scotland. It would be the king's first visit since he left the country aged three.

Art and science

Publication of Histriomastix by pamphleteer, William Prynne, which denounces female actors, coincides with the queen's participation in a masque; Prynne is consequently tried for sedition.
Playwright, John Ford, publishes 'Tis Pity She's a Whore; its treatment of incest makes it one of the most controversial works in English literature.


International

Summoned by Pope VIII, Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to stand trial for the Copernican views he expressed in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, 1632. Found guilty of heresy, he spends the remainder of his life under house arrest.

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