Edward Henry Howard, Cardinal Howard (1829-1892)

possibly Italian School
National Trust Inventory Number 1171147

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1878
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 838 x 610 mm (33 x 24 in)
Place of origin Italy
Collection Chirk Castle, Wrexham (Accredited Museum)
On show at Chirk Castle, Wrexham, Wales, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Edward Henry Howard, Cardinal Howard (1829-1892), (?) Italian school, 1878. A head and shoulders portrait of Edward Howard, turned three-quarters to right, facing, gazing at spectator, wearing Cardinal’s robes with gold pectoral cross; background of flowered wallpaper. He was the brother-in-law of Richard Myddelton Biddulph (1837- 1913). He was an officer in the Life Guards before he became priest in 1854; Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati from 1877. Another portrait is in Arundel Castle.


probably by gift to his brother-in-law, Richard Myddelton (1837 - 1913), thence by descent, until purchased in 1994

Credit line

Chirk Castle, The Myddelton Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: Label on back of stretcher (left side torn off): [Ri]tratto fatto dal pittore / [G?]uidi ncl 1878

Makers and roles

possibly Italian School, artist

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Periods 19th century (173803)
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