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Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)

Photo credit: Bolton Library & Museum Services, Bolton Council

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Sir Philip Sidney, poet and courtier, was born at Penshurst, Kent. He was named after his godfather, Philip II of Spain. After his education at Oxford, Sidney travelled the continent. He returned to England in 1575, living the life of a popular and eminent courtier during the reign of Elizabeth I.

Bolton Museum and Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    46 x 36 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from William Hesketh Lever, 1918


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