Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1741 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (engraver)
    Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 45

Physical description

Print, half-length portrait of a man, facing slightly left and wearing a cuirass and a pendant with the figure St. George; the portrait within an oval border with letters, flowers and drapery; below is a balustrade upon which are a helmet, a stick, a sword and a key.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


1741 (printed)


Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (engraver)
Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'In the Possession of his Grace the Duke of Dorset. A Vandyke Eques pinxt. G. Vertue Sculp. 1741.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc. and


Height: 37.5 cm, Width: 24.1 cm

Descriptive line

Print, half-length portrait of Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset, engraving by George Vertue, 1741.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

O'Donoghue, Freeman. British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1908-25.
Le Blanc, Charles. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes. Paris. É Bouillon, 1854-1908.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.



Subjects depicted

Pendant; Cuirass; Man; Key; Drapery; Helmet; Flowers


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.