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Alexander Nowell

Alexander Nowell (1507?-1602) was an eminent puritan and Dean of St Paul's from 1560 where he preceded John Donne, Edward Alleyn's father-in-law. The painting may derive from an engraved portrait by Willem or Magdalena van de Passe in H. Holland's 'Herwlogia Anglica' of 1620. Other portraits of him at Oxford show a wide-brimmed black hat and a fishing rod in the background (referring to his reputation as a 'piscator hominum').

Not currently on display

Artist
British School
Date
1620-6
Location
Not on display
Dimensions
33.7 x 26 cm
Materials
Oil on canvas
Inscription
Inscribed in yellow, top right: A. Nowell 16[01?]
Acquisition
Alleyn Bequest, 1626
Accession number
DPG419