by Martin Droeshout, printed by Thomas Cotes, printed for Robert Allot
line engraving, 1632
7 7/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (199 mm x 166 mm) plate size; 9 1/4 in. x 6 7/8 in. (234 mm x 176 mm) paper size
Sitterback to top
- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Dramatist and poet. Sitter associated with 100 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (sign of the Blacke Beare in Pauls Curch-yard, London)
Events of 1632back to top
Current affairsThe death of diplomat Dudley Carleton, Viscount Dorchester, who favoured military action against Spain rather than a peace deal, allows the peace party at court to assert itself during Charles I's period of personal rule.
Charles I revives medieval forest laws to raise income.
Art and sciencePoet and courtier, Endymion Porter, is instrumental in bringing Dutch artist, Anthony Van Dyck, to England. Months after his arrival, Van Dyck is appointed court painter by Charles I and given a knighthood.
The Second Folio of William Shakespeare's plays is published.
InternationalThomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, is made lord deputy of Ireland. His efficient governance and vigorous administration quickly returns considerable sums of money to England.
Charles I issues a charter for the colony of Maryland which would became a haven for Catholics in the New World.
Recommended Exhibitions & displays
- 'This sceptred isle': Shakespeare and the Plantagenets
Until 1 December