Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (1533 – 1588)

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 537582

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1600 - 1699
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 356 x 279 mm (14 x 11 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Croft Castle, Herefordshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Croft Castle, Herefordshire, Midlands, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (1533 – 1588), British (English) School, 17th century. A head-and shoulders porttrait to right in white doublet and hat with jewel and white feather; garter china. Sold by order of the trustees of Lord North, 24 May 1933. Originally hung in the Garden Parlour, Wroton Abbey, and noted as being Wroxton by Sir William Musgrave in the early 19th century. A fragmant of a larger picture, related to the type attributed to Steven van der Meulen.


Lord North, Wroxton Abbey Sale, 24 May 1933,lot 5; bought from Appleby Bros. Ltd., 1965; loaned to The National Trust by Michael Henry Glendower Page Croft, 2nd Baron (1916-1997) before 1993; accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of Michael Henry Glendower Page Croft and allocated to The National Trust for display at Croft Castle in 2004.

Credit line

Croft Castle, The Croft Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist

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Periods 17th century (33413)
Maker British (English) School (3778)
Subjects Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532-1588) (13)
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Object Type Oil painting (14417)

Record Status


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