L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Conspicuous display - ten full-length portraits by William Larkin

Traditionally called Dorothy Cary, later Viscountess Rochford, but now thought to be Elizabeth Cary, née Tanfield, Viscountess Falkland, circa 1614-18.
Catherine Lyte Howard, second wife of Sir Thomas Thynne, 1618.
Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset, 1613.
Catherine Howard, née Knyvett, 1st Countess of Suffolk, circa 1614-18.
Diana Cecil, later Countess of Oxford, circa 1614-18.
Susan Feilding, née Villiers, Countess of Denbigh, circa 1616.
 Lucy Russell, née Harington, Countess of Bedford, circa 1610s.
Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset, 1613.
 Isabel Rogers, née Rich, later Lady Smythe, circa 1614-18.
Mary, Lady Vere, née Tracy, formerly Mrs. Hoby, circa 1615.


William Larkin (circa 1580s, London – April or May 1619, London), English painter known for his iconic portraits of members of the court of James I of England, paintings which capture in brilliant detail the opulent finery worn by the aristocracy during the Jacobean era. Born in London in the early 1580s and active from 1609 until his death in 1619, little is known of his life. And although he was recorded as a portrait painter in contemporary documents, no surviving works were attributed to him until the 1950s. Since then, about forty portraits have been identified as being by his hand (and his studio.)

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