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Portrait of Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick
After Anthony van Dyck

The identification of the sitter, Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick (1587 - 1658), has been confirmed by comparison with engraved portraits of Rich such as that by R. van der Voerst. Rich was a privateer who was created Lord High Admiral in 1642 and eventually fought for the Parliamentarians in the Civil War. Here he is shown in armour and with a baton and sash, symbols of military command. The painting derives from a design (known in several versions) considered to be by Van Dyck.

Key facts
Artist After Anthony van Dyck
Artist dates 1599 - 1641
Full title Portrait of Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick
Date made after 1642
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 63 x 34.8 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by Alfred A. de Pass, 1920
Inventory number NG3537
Location in Gallery Not on display
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