Henry Howard Earle of Surrey.Ob.t 1546. [From an Original in Kensington Palace.]
Etching and engraving. Stamped: Free Public Library. Wigan. 355 x 223mm (14 x 8¾"). Cut.
Portrait of the Earl of Surrey; half length, to the right, wearing cap and fur trimmed robes, a medal visible below fur; in oval frame with ornaments. On verso, trimmed portrait titled "Henricus Howardus Comes Surrlae &" with production details "Holbein pinxit. GVSculp". Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517?-1547), courtier, soldier and poet at the court of Henry VIII. He was at one time suggested as a husband for Princess Mary (later Mary I). He introduced blank verse into England, and was responsible, along with Sir Thomas Wyatt, for bringing the sonnet form to this country from Italy. His personal vanity, ambition and powerful family connections led Henry VIII to regard him as a threat, and he was executed on a false charge of treason.
See NPG: D24240. Alexander: 910.
[Ref: 28998] £80.00