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Mary Beale

(1633-1699), Portrait painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 53 portraits
Daughter of a Suffolk clergyman, she married Charles Beale, an artist's colour-man, 1652. A painter working professionally from the mid-1650s, Mary Beale produced numerous portraits, particularly of her family and friends, who included a number of prominent churchmen. She was a friend of Sir Peter Lely. Many details of her busy working life are recorded in the notebooks kept by her husband, Charles Beale, who acted as her studio assistant.

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Charles Beale the Elder, by Mary Beale - NPG 1279

Charles Beale the Elder

by Mary Beale
oil on canvas, octagonal, circa 1660
NPG 1279

Mary Beale, by Mary Beale - NPG 1687

Mary Beale

by Mary Beale
oil on canvas, circa 1666
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1687

George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, attributed to Mary Beale - NPG 2962

George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

attributed to Mary Beale
oil on canvas, circa 1674-1676
NPG 2962

Francis Turner, attributed to Mary Beale - NPG 573

Francis Turner

attributed to Mary Beale
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1683-1688
NPG 573

Thomas Sydenham, by Mary Beale - NPG 3901

Thomas Sydenham

by Mary Beale
oil on canvas, 1688
NPG 3901

John Wilkins, after Mary Beale - NPG D29558

John Wilkins

after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th to early 18th century
NPG D29558

John Tillotson, by Robert White, after  Mary Beale - NPG D29581

John Tillotson

by Robert White, after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D29581

Edmund Trench, by Robert White, after  Mary Beale - NPG D29748

Edmund Trench

by Robert White, after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D29748

John Tillotson, by Robert White, after  Mary Beale - NPG D31122

John Tillotson

by Robert White, after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D31122

John Tillotson, by Robert White, after  Mary Beale - NPG D31123

John Tillotson

by Robert White, after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D31123

John Tillotson, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after  Mary Beale - NPG D31124

John Tillotson

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D31124

John Wilkins, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Mary Beale - NPG D39236

John Wilkins

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Mary Beale
line engraving, (circa 1670)
NPG D39236

John Tillotson, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after  Mary Beale - NPG D16231

John Tillotson

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D16231

John Wilkins, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Mary Beale - NPG D19054

John Wilkins

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Mary Beale
line engraving, (circa 1670)
NPG D19054

Abraham Cowley, by William Faithorne, after  Mary Beale - NPG D30136

Abraham Cowley

by William Faithorne, after Mary Beale
line engraving, published 1673
NPG D30136

Abraham Cowley, by William Faithorne, after  Mary Beale - NPG D30142

Abraham Cowley

by William Faithorne, after Mary Beale
line engraving, published 1673
NPG D30142

Thomas Belasyse, 1st Earl Fauconberg, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Mary Beale - NPG D28406

Thomas Belasyse, 1st Earl Fauconberg

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Mary Beale
line engraving, 1676
NPG D28406

Thomas Sydenham, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Mary Beale - NPG D30044

Thomas Sydenham

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Mary Beale
line engraving, published 1676
NPG D30044

Thomas Sydenham, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Mary Beale - NPG D43303

Thomas Sydenham

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Mary Beale
line engraving, circa 1676
NPG D43303

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