Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (1536-1624) (Lord Howard of Effingham)

Daniel Mytens the elder (Delft c.1590 – The Hague 1648)
National Trust Inventory Number 959418

Category Paintings
Date 1620 (bears date)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 2360 x 1440 mm
Place of origin England
Collection Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and North East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (1536-1624) (Lord Howard of Effingham), aged 84 by Daniel Mytens the elder (Delft c.1590 – The Hague 1648), inscribed near the hat “Aetatis Suae 84, Aº. 1620” A full-length portrait, standing, with shipping at sea in the background. Howard was Lord High Admiral of England under Queen Elizabeth I and commanded the English fleet against the Spanish Armada. His portrait was acquired by Charles Winn from a dealer Dr Oxley, as the work of the 16th Century Italian master, Frederico Zuccaro, in 1830. It formed part of Charles' collection of famous British men and women and was particularly recommended by his cousin, Arthur Strickland, because it was engraved in `Houbraken's Illustrious Heads', which was used as a pattern book by many collectors of ‘British Worthies'.

Provenance

Sold by Dr Oxley to Mr C. Winn in 1830; purchased by the National Trust by private treaty sale from Lord St Oswald in 2010

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: Frame label: ZUCCHERO

Makers and roles

Daniel Mytens the elder (Delft c.1590 – The Hague 1648), artist
previously catalogued as after Federico Zuccaro (Sant’Angelo in Vado c.1541 – Ancona 1609) , artist

References

Brockwell 1915 Maurice Walter Brockwell, Catalogue of the Pictures and Other Works of Art in the Collection of Lord St Oswald at Nostell Priory, London 1915, cat. 72, plate XIX

Related items

Place of origin England (246679)
Materials Canvas (10041)
Oil paint (8303)
Wood (126917)
Category Paintings (12644)
Collection Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire (Accredited Museum) (9769)
Periods 17th century (32938)
Maker Daniel Mytens the elder (Delft c.1590 – The Hague 1648) (56)
Federico Zuccaro (Sant’Angelo in Vado c.1541 – Ancona 1609)  (23)
Subjects Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham KG (1536-1624) (8)
Object Type Oil painting (12673)

© National Trust Images © National Trust Collections Registered Charity No. 205846

Welcome to National Trust Collections. Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website. If you are planning a visit to see particular items in a National Trust Collection, please check information with the relevant Property first.