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Charles II: Art & Power

A lavish publication to accompany the Royal Collection exhibition


George Brooke, 9th Baron Cobham (c.1497-1558)


Black and coloured chalks with a touch of black ink on pink prepared paper | 28.9 x 20.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 912195

A portrait drawing of George Brooke, 9th Baron Cobham (c.1497-1558). A bust length portrait facing to the front. He wears a cap with badge and a neck chain. Inscribed in an eighteenth-century hand at upper left: Brooke Ld Cobham.

George Brooke, 9th Baron Cobham (c.1497-1558) was a prominent courtier and soldier during the reign of Henry VIII, and was elevated to the Order of the Garter during Edward VI's reign. What is presumably a copy after a lost painting by Holbein, corresponding to this drawing, is in a private collection; a reference to 'the Pictur of the Lord Cobham. Holb:' can be found in the list of 'things put up in chests which are to go with his Lordship beyond Sea', compiled as Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel was preparing to leave England in 1641-2.

Text adapted from Charles II: Art & Power, London, 2017

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