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'.
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 attributed to Federico Zuccaro (Sant’Angelo in Vado c.1541 – Ancona 1609) , artist
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