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Portrait of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1566-1601), After Isaac Oliver (1565-1617).

Oil on panel, in a painted oval, 67.3cm by 52cm.

Essex was a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I for many years, but fell from grace due to his impetuous behaviour and his command of several military and naval disasters. In 1601, he attempted a rebellion against the Queen, was tried for treason and executed. The original portrait by Isaac Oliver is in the National Portrait Gallery, London.



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