Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, with His Countess, Frances Howard
- ca. 1615
- Line engraving on medium, smooth, cream laid paper, pasted on mount, laid on additional larger mount
- Sheet (cropped inside plate): 7 1/2 x 5 9/16 inches (19.1 x 14.2 cm) and Image: 7 1/16 x 5 9/16 inches (18 x 14.2 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "[...] | very fine [...]"; in brown ink, on back, lower left: "npt"; in graphite, on back, lower center: "v, ut P3 9a1"; on mount, lower left: "H. vol. 2. p. 190, no. 58 | pl. 105. only state"; lower center: "Robert Carr shared the fe[...] of the beautiful + profligate Lady | Essex with Prince Henry, + supposed to have poised(?) him from jealousy-"
Lettered in black ink, lower center: "The portracture of Robert Car, Earle of Somerset, Vicount Rochester, Knight of the most | noble order of the Garter &c. And of the Sadie Francis his wife *"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Gift of John Hay Whitney, Yale BA 1926, Yale MA (HON.) 1956, transfer from the Yale University Library and the Yale University Art Gallery
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- brocade | cape | coat of arms | costume | crest | crown | embroidery | feathers | gown | hat | headpiece | jewelry | jewels | man | nobility | portrait | reticella | ruff | woman
- Associated People:
- Carr, Robert, earl of Somerset (1585/6?–1645), favourite of James I
Howard [married names Devereux, Carr], Frances, countess of Somerset (1590–1632), courtier
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Renold Elstrack, 1570–1625(?), British, Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, with His Countess, Frances Howard, ca. 1615
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