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The Life Correspondence and Collections of Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel 'Father of Vertu in England' Letters Sale Mary FS Hervey Artemis 2005 Hardback 562 pages 0954969901 | 9780954969905 | Product code: 84321 Designated by Horace Walpole as the 'Father of Vertu in England', Thomas Howard, Lord Arundel (1585-1646) was a great collector and patron of the arts, distinguished by his intellectual engagement with art and scholarship. He was a well-travelled, cosmopolitan connoisseur, but also a politician, deeply motivated by his English aristocratic background. First published by Cambridge University Press in 1921, this is a meticulously researched biography, incorporating Arundel's letters and a wealth of documentary evidence concerning his life and collections. No jacket.