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John Fletcher

(1579-1625), Dramatist

Sitter associated with 14 portraits
One of the most important playwrights in Jacobean London, Fletcher is particularly known for his extremely successful collaborations with Francis Beaumont, including Philaster (c.1609), The Maid's Tragedy (c.1610) and A King and no King (1611). Fletcher also wrote several plays himself, and collaborated on works with other playwrights, including Shakespeare on Cardenio (now lost), Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen (both 1613).

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John Fletcher, after Unknown artist - NPG 420

John Fletcher

after Unknown artist
oil on canvas, late 17th century (circa 1620)
NPG 420

John Fletcher, by Unknown artist - NPG 6829

John Fletcher

by Unknown artist
oil on oak panel, circa 1620
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6829

John Fletcher, by William Marshall - NPG D27963

John Fletcher

by William Marshall
line engraving, published 1647
NPG D27963

John Fletcher, by William Marshall, after  Unknown artist - NPG D16239

John Fletcher

by William Marshall, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1647
NPG D16239

'Worthies of Britain' (Edmund Spenser; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Fletcher; Francis Beaumont), by Francis Kyte, printed and sold by  John Bowles - NPG D20292

'Worthies of Britain' (Edmund Spenser; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Fletcher; Francis Beaumont)

by Francis Kyte, printed and sold by John Bowles
mezzotint, circa 1725-1745
NPG D20292

John Fletcher, by George Vertue - NPG D27959

John Fletcher

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1729
NPG D27959

John Fletcher, by George Vertue - NPG D36981

John Fletcher

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1729
NPG D36981

John Fletcher, by George Vertue - NPG D18803

John Fletcher

by George Vertue
engraving, engraved 1729
NPG D18803

John Fletcher, by George Vertue, after  Unknown artist - NPG D16240

John Fletcher

by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1729
NPG D16240

John Fletcher, after George Vertue - NPG D27965

John Fletcher

after George Vertue
line engraving, mid to late 18th century
NPG D27965

John Fletcher, after Unknown artist - NPG D27966

John Fletcher

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D27966

John Fletcher, by P. Rothwell, published by  Harrison & Co, after  George Vertue - NPG D27968

John Fletcher

by P. Rothwell, published by Harrison & Co, after George Vertue
line engraving, published 1794
NPG D27968

John Fletcher, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17159

John Fletcher

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, August 1815
NPG D17159

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John Fletcher

by William Marshall, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1647
NPG D19490

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