Henry Danvers, Earl of Danby. Mezzotint by V. Green after Josiah Boydell after A. van Dyck.

  • Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641.
Nov.r 1st 1775
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About this work


Outlawed for murder of Henry Long in a family feud in Wiltshire, 1594. Served in army in France under Henri IV. Pardoned by Queen Elizabeth, 1598, army officer in Ireland; Governor of Guernsey 1621-1644. Held various offices of state under Charles I. Established what became Oxford Botanic Gardens from 1621 onwards

Portrait shows a wound outside the left eye covered by a patch: Danby received many wounds in the course of his military career, including a shot in the face in 1599 in battle near Mallow, County Cork


London (in Cheapside) : Published ... by John Boydell, engraver, Nov.r 1st 1775.

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 52.8 x 35.5 cm


Henry Danvers, Earl of Danby. In the Marble Parlour at Houghton. Van Dyke pinxit. Josiah Boydell delint. ; Val. Green fecit Engra.r to his Majesty. Size of the picture F4.I3 by F7.I3 in height


Whitman's state IV or V.

References note

J. Chaloner Smith, British mezzotinto portraits, vol. 2, London 1883, Green no. 34, pp. 547-534
Alfred Whitman, British mezzotinters: Valentine Green, London 1902, no. 48, pp. 55-56


Wellcome Collection 12162i


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