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George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592-1628), Courtier; favourite of James I

Sitter associated with 49 portraits
Handsome and ambitious, George Villiers became the most notorious of James I's favourites. As one of the king's leading ministers, some of his administration was effective, but he was widely regarded as corrupt and extravagant. His influence continued under Charles I, and as Lord High Admiral he was blamed for a number of military failures. He was assassinated by a disenchanted soldier, John Felton.

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3840

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

attributed to William Larkin, and studio of William Larkin
oil on canvas, circa 1616
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3840

711

The Duke of Buckingham and his Family

after Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, (1628)
On display in Room 5 at Montacute House
NPG 711

D25779

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25779

D25780

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 17th century
NPG D25780

D16667

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D16667

D33052

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

after Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
line engraving, (circa 1625)
NPG D33052

D33055

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

after Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
line engraving, (circa 1625)
NPG D33055

D33056

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

after Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
line engraving, (circa 1625)
NPG D33056

D19862

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by Willem Jacobsz Delff, after Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
engraving, published 1626
NPG D19862

D5812

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

sold by Benjamin Cole
line engraving, circa 1628
NPG D5812

D16666

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by A.P., after D.F.
line engraving, after 1628
NPG D16666

D1129

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by William Marshall, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D1129

D1166

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by William Marshall, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D1166

D22656

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by William Faithorne, after Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
line engraving, circa 1650s
NPG D22656

D26517

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

published by Balthasar Moncornet
line engraving, 1657
NPG D26517

D16664

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1657
NPG D16664

D16665

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1657
NPG D16665

D33053

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by Walter Dolle, after Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
line engraving, 1660s-1670s
NPG D33053

D33054

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by Walter Dolle, after Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
line engraving, 1660s-1670s
NPG D33054

D26520

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by Walter Dolle, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, 1672
NPG D26520

D26522

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by Walter Dolle, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, 1672
NPG D26522

D26510

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D26510

D16668

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D16668

D26515

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, 1713
NPG D26515

D32193

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, 1713
NPG D32193

D25823

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D25823

D26514

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D26514

D16670

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by W. Tringham
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D16670

D32285

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
line engraving, late 1730s-early 1740s
NPG D32285

D26512

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by William Baillie, after Daniel Mytens
stipple engraving, published 1785
NPG D26512

D32284

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by William Baillie, after Daniel Mytens
etching, published 1785
NPG D32284

D19344

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by William Baillie, after Daniel Mytens
etching and stipple engraving, published 1785
NPG D19344

D16717

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by William Baillie, after Daniel Mytens
etching and stipple engraving, published 1785
NPG D16717

D16641

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough; George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by William Grainger, published by Alexander Hogg, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, and after Unknown artist
etching, published 31 January 1787
NPG D16641

D26516

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

published by William Richardson, after Martin Droeshout
line engraving, published 1810
NPG D26516

D923

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

by Charles Turner, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
mezzotint, published 1810
NPG D923

D16669

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

after Martin Droeshout, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1810
NPG D16669