Thomas Howard portrait

A prominent courtier – but better known for his art collections and as a grand tourist.

Described in a footnote by Austin Dobson as 2nd Earl – Wikipedia says he was sometimes known as the 2nd Earl depending on if the Earldom obtained by his father was recognised as a new creation or not.

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Further reading


  • Wikipedia for background
  • Portrait image: “Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel and Surrey by Daniel Mytens” by Daniël Mijtens (circa 1590–circa 1647) – National Portrait Gallery, London.