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Isaac Fuller (1606?-1672), Painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 12 portraits
Fuller was one of the most flamboyant artists of his time, producing large-scale history paintings and strikingly original portraits. He was an influential teacher and produced the earliest British drawing book (1654), but his bohemian lifestyle aroused controversy. John Evelyn described an altarpiece as 'too full of nakeds for a chapell' and Sir Peter Lely lamented 'that so great a genius should besot or neglect so great a talent'. He ended his career painting decorative schemes for taverns, all of which are now lost.

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Isaac Fuller

by Isaac Fuller
oil on canvas, circa 1670
NPG 2104

D29143

Isaac Fuller

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after Isaac Fuller
line engraving, published 1762
NPG D29143

D20214

Isaac Fuller

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), published by Isaac Fuller
line engraving, published 1762 (circa 1670)
NPG D20214

D27800

John Cleveland

by James Basire, after Isaac Fuller
line engraving, published 1781
NPG D27800

D33436

Unknown man, formerly known as John Cleveland

by Richard Rhodes, after Thomas Uwins, after Isaac Fuller
line engraving, published 1822
NPG D33436

D5516

Sir William Petty

after Isaac Fuller
photogravure, published 1895
NPG D5516