The Later Stuart Portraits in the Suffolk Collection
Author: Keay, Anna
Source: English Heritage Historical Review, Volume 1, 2006 , pp. 63-73(11)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:The Suffolk Collection is an important group of some 50 paintings originally from Charlton Park, Wiltshire, famous for its early 17th-century portraits of the earls of Suffolk and Berkshire. It also includes a less well-known collection of late Stuart royal and court portraits, whose apparently anomalous presence was explained in 1878 as an addition, given from the royal collection by William III. This article argues that this story is highly implausible, and reveals that after the Restoration the Berkshire Howards, usually dismissed as nonentities, in fact occupied important positions at court, and had every reason to have acquired portraits of their royal patrons.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2006-06-01