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Steven van der Meulen, active 1543–died 1563, Netherlandish, active in Britain (from 1560), naturalized 1562

Robert Dudley, first Earl of Leicester (1532/3–1588)

Former Title(s):

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

ca. 1565
Oil on panel
Support (PTG): 35 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches (90.2 x 72.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
aglet | aiguillettes (cords) | beard | belt | collar | costume | doublet | earl | feather | gold braid | headgear | headpiece | man | medallion | moustache | necklace | pattern | pendant | portrait | ruffles | sword | Tudor
Associated People:
Dudley, Robert, earl of Leicester (1532/3–1588), courtier and magnate
On view

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 158-159, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Elizabeth Goldring, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and the world of Elizabethan art : painting and patronage at the court of Elizabeth I, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 2014, pp. 60-62, fig. 51, N5247.L45 G65 2014 (YCBA)

Lawrence Hendra, Love's labour's found : Elizabethan & Jacobean portraiture, Philip Mould Ltd., London, p. 28, fig. 27, ND1314.P44 L68 2021+ (YCBA)

The British Castle : A Symbol in Stone, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2017, pp. 12-13, cat. 6, V2722

Ian Tyers, The tree-ring analysis of 23 panel paintings from the Yale Center for British Art , New Haven, dendrochronological consultancy report 470 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2011, p.9, CC78.3 .T94 2011

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