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20 People in sitter grouping: Metaphysical poets

Sir Walter Ralegh

1554-1618
Soldier, sailor, poet and writer
Sitter in 47 portraits

William Shakespeare

1564-1616
Dramatist and poet
Sitter associated with 94 portraits

Thomas Carew

1595?-1639?
Poet
Sitter in 2 portraits

William Cartwright

1611-1643
Divine and dramatist
Sitter in 4 portraits

Abraham Cowley

1618-1667
Poet
Sitter associated with 36 portraits

Sir William Davenant

1606-1668
Poet and dramatist
Sitter in 10 portraits

John Hall

baptised 1627-1656
Poet and writer
Sitter in 3 portraits

Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury

1583-1648
Diplomat and writer
Sitter in 15 portraits

George Herbert

1593-1633
Devotional poet
Sitter in 6 portraits

Benjamin Jonson

1573?-1637
Poet and dramatist
Sitter associated with 19 portraits

Richard Lovelace

1618-1658
Cavalier and poet
Sitter in 5 portraits

Andrew Marvell

1621-1678
Poet and politician; MP for several constituencies
Sitter associated with 16 portraits

Katherine Philips (née Fowler)

1631-1664
Known as 'Orinda'; poet and translator
Sitter in 7 portraits

Francis Quarles

1592-1644
Poet
Sitter associated with 7 portraits

Thomas Randolph

baptised 1605-1635
Poet and playwright
Sitter in 2 portraits

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

1647-1680
Poet and libertine
Sitter in 6 portraits

Thomas Stanley

1625-1678
Scholar and humanist
Sitter in 7 portraits

Sir John Suckling

1609-1642
Poet
Sitter in 11 portraits

Sir Henry Wotton

1568-1639
Diplomat and poet
Sitter associated with 11 portraits