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Biography of George Gower Painter 1540-1596

Around 1540 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 was born.

Around 1574 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (34). Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665. Armorial top left quarterly 1&4  with a yellow band top and bottom 2  3 . The attribution here possibly incorrect since Charles Somerset was born in 1587 ie before the 1574 date when painted. A possible subject is William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 (48) who has the same armoiral in another

Around 1574 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (34). Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665. Armorial top left quarterly 1&4  with a yellow band top and bottom 2  3 . The attribution here possibly incorrect since Charles Somerset was born in 1587 ie before the 1574 date when painted. A possible subject is William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 (48) who has the same armoiral in another

Around 1574 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (34). Portrait of Elizabeth Cornwallis 1541-1628.

Around 1575 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (35). Portrait of Philip Howard 20th Earl Arundel 1557-1595 (17).

Around 1577 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (37). Portrait of Richard Drake 1535-1603 (42). The heraldic escutcheon shows seven quarters as follows:.
1: . Drake of Ash in the parish of Musbury, Devon.
2: Argent, on a chief gules three cinquefoils of the first; Billet of Ash.
3: Gules, on a fess argent two mullets sable; Hamton of Rockbere and Ash.
4: Ermine, on a chief indented sable three crosslets fitchee or; Orwey of Orwey and Ash.
5: Barry of seven argent and sable.
6: Azure, six lions rampant argent crowned Gules, 3, 2, 1; Forde of Forde.
7: Argent, two chevrons sable (Esse/Ash of Ash); Esse or Ash of Ash.

Around 1577 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (37). Portrait of Richard Drake 1535-1603 (42). The heraldic escutcheon shows seven quarters as follows:.
1: . Drake of Ash in the parish of Musbury, Devon.
2: Argent, on a chief gules three cinquefoils of the first; Billet of Ash.
3: Gules, on a fess argent two mullets sable; Hamton of Rockbere and Ash.
4: Ermine, on a chief indented sable three crosslets fitchee or; Orwey of Orwey and Ash.
5: Barry of seven argent and sable.
6: Azure, six lions rampant argent crowned Gules, 3, 2, 1; Forde of Forde.
7: Argent, two chevrons sable (Esse/Ash of Ash); Esse or Ash of Ash.

In 1579 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (39). Self-portrait.

In 1579 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (39). The Plimton Sieve Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (45).

In 1581 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (41) was appointed Serjeant Painter to Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (47).

After 1585 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

Around 1582 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (42). Portrait of Mary Cornwallis Countess Bath and Eu -1627.

Before 1596 George Gower Painter 1540-1596. Portrait of Elizabeth Knollys 1549-1605 with Elephant Crest the  on her right.

Before 1596 George Gower Painter 1540-1596. Portrait of Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 with the  with Elephant Crest on her right.

In 1596 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (56) died.