Published: June 2, 2019

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy - the beginning of the 17th century

William Larkin (William Larkin, 1580-1619) is an English portrait painter, known for his iconic portraits of the English aristocracy at the court of Jacob I, in England.The artist achieved the greatest activity in his work in 1609 and worked so hard until his death.Portraits capture bright colors, rich layers of textiles, embroidery, lace and jewelry, characteristic of the fashion of the modern era.For the first time, the name of William Larkin sounded like the author of the portrait of Edward Herbert, previously considered the work of Isaac Oliver, the name of this artist with his works was not associated in any way, although they knew that he was like that at the Tudor court and the early Stuarts.He created about 40 portraits of court nobility.A series of nine full-length portraits (7 female and 2 male) Larkin were owned by Suffolk Counts.Now known as the Suffolk Collection,Exhibited at Kenwood House, London.The exact date of death of the artist and the place of burial are unknown, as the documents about this burned down during the Great Fire in London in 1666.


William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Frances Howard, Countess of Somerset.1615



William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.
William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of a gentleman, probably Sir Francis Nethersole, wearing an embroidered doublet.1613

Portrait of Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), 1st Baron Verulam and Viscount St Albans.1610Three Young Girls.Bridal gown of a lady in red embroidered bodice (waistcoat) with st.Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury.1609-1610Gray Brydges, 5th Baron Chandos (1578 / 9-1621).Gray Brydges, 5th Baron Chandos, of Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire.1615Portrait of a Lady in Green.1610Sir William Pope.1615Portrait of Mary Radclyffe.1610-13

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.



William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.



William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.



William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.



William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.



William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.



William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.



William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.



William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of Anne Clifford, Countess of Dorset and Later Countess of Pembroke (1590 - 1676).1618

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of a Lady, possibly Mrs Lowe.1610

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

A Baby, said to be Lady Waugh.1615

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), 1st Baron Verulam and Viscount St Albans.1617

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Catherine Howard neé Knyvett (c. 1564-1638), 1st Countess of Suffolk.1614-18

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of a lady in masquing dress, possibly Lady Thornhagh (d. 1660).1617

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Edward Sackville, later 4th Earl of Dorset.1613

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of a Lucy Countess Bedford.1603

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of a Lucy Harrington.1616

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of a Mary, Lady Vere.1615

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke.1615

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of a lady in a black dress with a lace ruff.

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of Susan Williers.1616

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset.

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of Catherine Howard, second wife of Sir Thomas Thynne.1618

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Traditionally called Dorothy Cary, later Viscountess Rochford.Sir Roy Strong, 1614-18

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of Diana Cecil, Countess of Oxford.

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of Isabella Rich, Mrs Rogers, later Lady Smith.1614-18

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of a lady, full-length, in a black embroidered gown with a lace collar.

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of Elizabeth Honeywood.1617

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of Elizabeth Drury, Countess of Exeter.1615

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Elizabeth Howard neé Bassett, later 1st Countess of Newcastle (1599-1643).1614-18

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Rosettes and pearls, a stiffened ruff.

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of Christopher Cresacre More (1572‒1649).

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of Anne Cecil.1614

William Larkin. Portraits of the english aristocracy.

Portrait of Mary Curzon, Countess of Dorset (1605-45).


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Diana    June 3, 2019 [!]


Gorgeous portraits!

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ludmila_ya    June 3, 2019 [!]


Great work! But in my opinion, the artist is fascinated by the subtleties of the costumes ... But the faces are mostly frozen ... But, probably, then the artists had such a fashion?

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