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Michael Drayton

Michael Drayton (1563-1631) was a poet and playwright who was reputedly a friend of Shakespeare. His most ambitious work was the Polyolbion, a topographical poem on England, dedicated to Henry, Prince of Wales (see British School DPG417). The identification of the sitter in Cartwright's inventory is confirmed by comparison with other contemporary likenesses.

Not currently on display

Artist
British School
Date
1628
Location
Not on display
Dimensions
54.5 x 41.9 cm
Materials
Oil on canvas
Inscription
Inscribed bottom left: ANO:1628
Acquisition
Cartwright Bequest, 1686
Accession number
DPG430