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Edward Fiennes de Clinton, Later 1st Earl of Lincoln

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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Edward Fiennes de Clinton (1512–1585) served as Lord High Admiral, 1550–1553 and 1558–1585, and was appointed a Knight of the Garter in 1551. He was created Earl of Lincoln in 1572. The sitter has been identified from his attributes: the compass he points at and the Whistle of Honour of the Lord High Admiral he wears round his neck.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology





oil on panel


H 57 x W 51 cm

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Presented by Bernard Mould, 1707

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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH England

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