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Creator:
Renold Elstrack, 1570–1625(?), British
Title:
Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, with His Countess, Frances Howard
Date:
ca. 1615
Medium:
Line engraving on medium, smooth, cream laid paper, pasted on mount, laid on additional larger mount
Dimensions:
Sheet: 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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1994.4.158
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
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
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:34360
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