PORTRAITS MADE IN THE  AND AFTER ABOUT TUDOR PERIOD

Find out who is who in Tudor Times. Portraits and paintings give us an insight into this period. However, some paintings were made century's later and still give food for thought .

ARTISTS IN THE TUDOR PERIOD

 

  •  Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 – between 7th October and 29th November 1543)

  •  Gerlach Flicke (1545 - 1558)

  • Hans Eworth (1520–1574) 

  • John de Critz the Elder (1551/2 – 14th March 1642)

  • Willem van De Passe

  • Johannes Corvus(1512 – 1544)

  •  John Bettes the Elder(active  1531–1570)

  • Steven van der Meulen

  • Rowland Lockey  (1565–1616) 

  • Robert Peake the elder (1565–1616)

  • Lucas Horenbout (1490/1495–1544)

  • William Scrots (active 1537–1553)

  • Daniel Mytens the Elder  ( 1590 – 1647/48)

  • Steven van Herwijck  (1530–London 1565/67)

  •  John Taylor ( 1585–1651)​

  • Hieronimo Custodis  (died 1593)

  • Antonis Mor (1517 – 1577)

  • Paul van Somer ( 1577 – 1621)

  • Frans Pourbus  (1569–1622) 

THE CLERGY IN TUDOR ENGLAND

 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

(Unknown Artist)

1585–1596

John Fisher

Cardinal and Bishop of Rochester

 by: Hans Holbein the Younger

 

William Warham 

Archbishop of Canterbury

 By Hans Holbein the Younger 

(1527)

 

Thomas Cranmer

Archbishop of Canterbury

by Gerlach Flicke,

1545

 

Nicholas Heath 

Archbishop of York

by:  Hans Eworth

John Whitgift

Archbishop of Canterbury 

By unknown artists

1601

Edmund Grindal

Archbishop of Canterbury

Follower of Dirk Vos

1580

Matthew Parker 

Archbishop of Canterbury

ArtistFlemish School

16th century

 

Hugh Latimer

Bishop of Worcester

unknown Artist

Nicholas Ridley

Bishop of London and Westminster

Unknown Artist

16th Century

Richard Bancroft

Archbishop of Canterbury

Unknown Artist

After 1604

Robert Persons

English Jesuit priest

He was a major figure in establishing the 16th-century "English Mission" of the Society of Jesus.

Unknow Artist

 John Knox

Scottish minister, theologian

founder of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland.

Artist Theodore Beza, Icones

(1580)

Cardinal Reginald Pole.

                By Willem van De Passe

1620

 

Stephen Gardiner

Bishop of Winchester

 by: 16th century painter

 

Edmund Bonner

Bishop of London

Engraving after 16th-century portrait

1800

 

Robert Holgate

Archbishop of York

Unknown Artist

16th Century

PRIVY COUNCILORS IN TUDOR ENGLAND 

Henry Stanley,
4th Earl of Derby
by Unknown Artist
16th century
Robert Devereux,
2nd Earl of Essex
By Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
1596
Robert Cecil
1st Earl of Salisbury
Lord High Treasurer
By John de Critz the Elder 
1602
Robert Dudley
Earl of Leicester
Master of the Horse
By unknown artist
1564

William Howard

 1st Baron Howard of Effingham

Lord Chamberlain of the Household

by English School

of the 16th century

 

Thomas Howard,

2nd Duke of Norfolk 

Lord High Treasurer

By Unknown Artist

Thomas Howard,

3rd Duke of Norfolk

Lord High Treasurer

by:  Hans Holbein 

1539

Francis Bacon,

1st Viscount St Alban

 Lord Chancellor of England

by Frans Pourbus 

(1617)

William FitzWilliam

1st Earl of Southampton

Treasurer of the Household

By Hans Holbein the Younger

1536

John Dudley

1st Duke of Northumberland

Lord President of the Council

by Unknown Artist

between 1605 and 1608

Charles Howard,

1st Earl of Nottingham, 2nd Baron Howard of Effingham,

Lord High Admiral

by Daniel Mytens the Elder 

1620

Edward Stafford

3rd Duke of Buckingham

Lord High Constable

By unknown artist

1519

Ambrose Dudley

Earl of Warwick

Chief Butler of England

by Unknown Artist

(1620)

Richard Rich

1st Baron Rich

Lord Chancellor

Hans Holbein the Younger

1532

William Paget 

1st Baron Paget 

Comptroller of the Household

Unknown Artist

Edward Stanley

3rd Earl of Derbyham

Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire

By Hans Holbein the Younger

1532 -43

Sir Walter Mildmay

Chancellor of the Exchequer

 Paul van Somer

Thomas West

2nd and 11th Baron De La Warr

Chamberlains of the Exchequer.

Unknown Artist

Sir John Baker 

  Chancellor of the Exchequer, 

Attributed to Thomas Athow

19th century, after 16th century original

Sir Thomas Bromley

 Lord Chancellor of England.

Unknown Artist

Henry Bourchier,

2nd Earl of Essex, 6th Baron Bourchier Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners

By Unknown Artist

1825

Thomas Goodrich

 Bishop of Ely

Lord Chancellor

By Unknown Artist

(1827)

Sir John Gage

 Constable of the Tower

 by Hans Holbein the Younger

 (1535–1540)

Sir Christopher Hatton
 English politician, Lord Chancellor of England
By unknown artist

Francis Bacon,

1st Viscount St Alban

  English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author

Portrait by by Frans Pourbus

 (1617)

Sir Edward Coke

English barrister, judge, and politician who is considered to be the greatest jurist of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras

Portrait by Thomas Athow

1593

Sir Richard Southwell 

Master-General of the Ordnance
Portrait by 

Hans Holbein Younger

1535

Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley

 Master of the Rolls

By Unknown Artist

John Mordaunt

2nd Baron Mordaunt

 He represented Bedfordshire in the House of Commons of England

Portrait by Joseph Skelton

Sir Thomas Bromley 

Lawyer, judge and politician

Sir Francis Knollys

 Member of Parliament

By Unknown Artist

Sir John Baker  

Chancellor of the Exchequer

Artist Thomas Athow

19th Century

John de Vere,

15th Earl Lord Great Chamberlain of Oxford

By John Thane

 

Edmund Dudley

 President of the King's Council

By Unknown Artist

Edward Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings of Loughborough

Privy Councillor and Master of the Horse.

By Unknown  Artist

1555

Robert Radcliffe, 10th Baron Fitzwalter, 1st Earl of Sussex

Chamberlain of the Exchequer 

Unknown Artist

Anthony Browne,

1st Viscount Montagu

Privy Councillor

by Hans Eworth

1569

Francis Russell,

2nd Earl of Bedford

By Unknown Artist

1586

Sir Philip Hoby

English ambassador to the Holy Roman Empire and Flanders.

by Hans Holbein the Younger

(1532)

Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire

by 

            Hans Holbein de Jonge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Cecil,

1st Baron Burghley

 attributed to

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger

1585

Thomas Cromwell

1st Earl of Essex

Chancellor of the Exchequer

by Hans Holbein the Younger

(1532–1533)

Henry Carey,

1st Baron Hunsdon

by Steven van Herwijck

1561-63

Edward Seymour

 1st Duke of Somerset

Lord Protector of England 

Artist unknown

16th Century

Thomas Audley,

1st Baron Audley of Walden

Lord Chancellor

By an Unknown Artist

1569

Henry Wyatt

English courtier, and politician.

by 

 Hans Holbein the Younger

1537

FEMALE NOBILITY IN   TUDOR ENGLAND

Frances de Vere, Countess of Surrey by Hans Holbein the Younger
1535
Mary FitzAlan, Duchess of Norfolk 
By  Hans Eworth 1565
Margaret Audley, Duchess of Norfolk
By  Hans Eworth 1562
Lady Arabella Stuart,
By  Robert Peake the elder 
1604
Mary FitzRoy, Duchess of Richmond and Somerset
by Hans Holbein the Younger.
(1532)

Margaret Wotton,

Marchioness of Dorset

By

Hans Holbein the Younger

 Lady Mary Grey

 by Hans Eworth

1570

 Mary Tudor

Queen of France

by Jan Gossart

(1516)

Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk

by Unknown Artists

1560

Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke by Nicholas Hilliard, c. 1590

Eleanor Brandon 

Countess of Cumberland

By Hans Eworth 

1565

Anne Howard,

Countess of Arundel  

English poet, noblewoman, and religious conspirator.

Engraving by Wenceslas Hollard

 

Elizabeth Leyburne

Duchess of Norfolk

by Master of the Countess of Warwick

Portrait attributed to Hans Eworth

1560

Anne Seymour,

Duchess of Somerset 

Unknown Artist

before 1587

Katherine Seymour, Countess of Hertford 

A granddaughter of Henry VIII's sister Mary,

Artist  Levina Teerlinc

. 1560

Catherine Brandon

 Duchess of Suffolk

Hans Holbein

1534-36

Bridget of York 

 English princess

The tenth child and seventh daughter of Edward IV of England and Queen 

By Unknown Artist

Agnes Howard,

Duchess of Norfolk

By Unknown Artists

Anne Hastings,

Countess of Huntingdon

by Ambrosius Benson

1535

MALE NOBILITY IN TUDOR ENGLAND
Charles Brandon
Duke of Suffolk
By Jan Gossaert
1516.
Henry Fitzroy
By Lucas Horenbout -
between 1534 and 1535
Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex
by Unknown Artist
1572–1575

Thomas Wentworth,

1st Baron Wentworth

 John Bettes the Elder

1546

Thomas Cecil

 1st Earl of Exeter

Unknown Artist

16th Century

Henry Grey,

Duke of Suffolk,

by Johannes Corvus

1909

Henry Howard,

Earl of Surrey

Attributed to William Scrots

1545

Thomas Wriothesley

 1st Earl of Southampton​

miniature by

 Hans Holbein the Younger

1535

Charles Blount
1st Earl of Devonshire
Unknown artist
1594
John Hussey
 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford
By Unknown Artist
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
By unknown artist
After 1575
William Parr
 1st Marquess of Northampton
By Hans Holbein 
Between 1538-1540

 

William Paget

 1st Baron Paget 

Unknown Artist

 

Henry Percy

9th Earl of Northumberland

By Anthony van Dyck

1641

Arthur, Prince of Wales

Anglo-Flemish School

16th century

1500

 

Edward Seymour,

1st Earl of Hertford

Attributed to Hans Eworth

1564

Henry Herbert

 2nd Earl of Pembroke 

Unknown Artist

1590

Peregrine Bertie,

13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby

Portrait by Robert Peake the elder

1588-90

Thomas Sackville

 1st Earl cousin to Anne Boleyn.

He was a Member of Parliament and Lord High Treasurer. of Dorset 

Artist John De Critz the Elder, John Decritz

Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby

English nobleman and politician. 

Lord High Constable
1483–1504

By Artist W.Holl

19th Century

Thomas Radclyffe

 3rd Earl of Sussex

Lord Deputy of Ireland 

Artist Anthonis Mor 

between 1560 and 1565

George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon

Lord Chamberlain
Artist Nicholas Hilliard 

1600

Sir George Clifford

 3rd Earl of Cumberland

Artist Nicholas Hilliard

1590 

John Bourchier

 2nd Baron Berners

Portrait by Ambrosius Benson,

1520–1526

Thomas Howard,

4th Duke of Norfolk

by Hans Eworth

 1563

Thomas Seymour,

1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley,

Nicolas Denisot

1545 until 1549

LADIES-IN-WAITING

Margaret Clifford

Countess of Cumberland

By Unknown Artist

Mary Boleyn

Unknown Artist

Elizabeth Raleigh 

 by Robert Peake the Elder

1600

Katherine Ashley
Unknown Artist
16th Century
Elin Ulfsdotter Snakenborg
Marchioness of Northampton, 
English School, 16th century
1569
Anne Vavasour
Attributed to John de Critz,
.1605
Blanche Parry 
By Marcus Gheeraerts the younger 
1590  
 
Lady Margaret Douglas
By unknown artist
Between 1560 and 1565

Lady Margaret Lee 

 by Hans Holbein

 1539

 

Penelope Rich,

Lady Rich,

By Nicholas Hilliard

1590

Lady Elizabeth FitzGerald

 Countess of Lincoln,

By Steven van der Meulen

 1560

Elizabeth Knollys, Lady Leighton

Unknown Artist 

1577

Elizabeth Brydges

By Hieronimo Custodis

1589

Frances Walsingham

 Countess of Essex

By Robert Peake

1594

Anne Dudley

 Countess of Warwick 

by Master of the Countess of Warwick

(1567–1569)

Anne Herbert

Countess of Pembroke 

by drawn by Hans Holbein the Younger

Margaret Bacon

by Hans Holbien The Younger

 

Jane Dormer,

Duchess of Feria 

by Antonis Mor

1558

Mary Sidney 

  lady-in-waiting at the court of Elizabeth I,

Portrait by Hans Eworth. 

1550–1555

Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford

 The wife of George Boleyn

Lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn.Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves and Catherine Howard

Portrait Believed to be by 

Hans Holbien

Mary Arundell, Countess of Arundel

gentlewoman at court in the reign of King Henry VIII, serving two of Henry VIII's Queens, and the King's daughter, Princess Mary. 

Unknown Artist 

1577

Bess of Hardwick/Elizabeth Talbot 

Countess of Shrewsbury 

 by Rowland Lockey

1592

Mary Seton

One of the four attendants of Mary Queen of Scots known as the Four Marys

Margaret Clifford

  Countess of Cumberland

Unknown Artist

Anne Vavasour  

Lady-in-waiting at the court of Elizabeth I,

John de Critz. 

1605

Lady Mary Brandon,

Baroness Monteagle

 lady-in-waiting to Queen consort Jane Seymour

By Hans Holbein 

1538–40

Margaret Bryan, Baroness Bryan

 Lady Governess to Henry VIII's 

 1551/52

Catherine Carey 

 by Steven van der Meulen

1562

Mary Shelton

by Hans Holbein the Younger

1532-1543

Catherine Howard,

Countess of Nottingham

Robert Peake the elder 

1597

PEOPLE FROM THE TUDOR PERIOD

Sir Francis Walsingham

Secretary of State

 attributed to John de Critz

1585

Sir Walter Raleigh

 English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician

Unknown Artist

1588

Ursula St Barbe

Lady Walsingham

Unknown Artist

1583

Sir Thomas More

English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman

by Hans Holbein the Younger

1527

William Shakespeare

English poet, playwright 

by John Taylor 

1610

Margaret Roper 

From a 1593 copy of a now-lost Hans Holbein portrait of the women in Thomas More's family.

Sir Francis Drake

  English sea captain, privateer, slave trader

 by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger

1590

Christopher Marlowe

English playwright, poet and translator 

By Unknown Artist 

1585

Thomas Wyatt the Younger by
 Hans Holbein the Younger
1540–42
 
Sir Anthony Denny
Privy Member of the chamber 
By unknown artist
 
Sir John Norreys 
By unknown artist
between 1600 and 1629

Sir Henry Lee  

 Queen's Champion and Master of the Armouries 

by Antonis Mor

1568

 

Sir Nicholas Throckmorton
English diplomat and politician
By unknown artist
1562
Edmund Spenser
English poet
By unknown artist
16th Century
 

Sir Nicholas Carew

English courtier and diplomat

Hans Holbein

1532-1533

Sir William Cavendish

 English politician, knight and courtier

unknown Artist

1547

Sir Anthony Browne

  English courtier, Master of the Horse 

Unknown Artist

Sir Philip Sidney 

 English poet, courtier, scholar, and soldier, 

by Unknown Artist

John Taverner​

English composer and organist

by Unknown Artist

1520

William Byrd

 Countess of Warwick 

English composer

Portrait by Gerard van der Guch

1729

Thomas Tallis 

English composer

Engraving by Niccolò Haym after a portrait by Gerard van der Gucht

1913

Perkin Warbeck

Yorkist Pretender to the English throne

by an Unknown Artist

15th century drawing

Anne Bacon

English lady and scholar

Portrait by George Gower

1580.

Elizabeth Russell

Lady Russell

A member of Queen Elizabeth I's court and was known in her time for her refined poetry as well as her musical talent

By Unknown Artist

16th Century

Sir Henry Sidney 

Lord Deputy of Ireland

Portrait by Arnold van Bronckhorst

1573

 

Sir John Hawkins

 English slave trader, naval commander and administrator, merchant, navigator, shipbuilder and privateer

By an Unknown Artist 

1581

John Cabot

 Venetian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England was the first European exploration of coastal North America 

Portrait by Giustino Menescardi

1762

William Tyndale

 English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation 

Portrait from Foxe's Book of Martyrs

Sir John Godsalve

 English politician

Portrait by (Hans Holbein the Younger 

 1532–1534

Sir Nicholas Poyntz

English courtier

By  Hans Holbein the Younger

1535

Sir William Butts 

Courtier

Hans Holbein the Younger

1540