Edward Henry Howard (1829–1892), Cardinal Howard

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A head and shoulders portrait of Edward Howard, turned three-quarters to right, facing, gazing at spectator, wearing Cardinal’s robes with gold pectoral cross; background of flowered wallpaper. He was the brother-in-law of Richard Myddelton Biddulph (1837–1913). He was an officer in the Life Guards before he became priest in 1854; Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati from 1877.

National Trust, Chirk Castle



Edward Henry Howard (1829–1892), Cardinal Howard




oil on canvas


H 86 x W 63 cm

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purchased, 1994

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