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Nicholas Ridley (1500-1555), Bishop of London

Sitter associated with 27 portraits
As one of Cranmer's chaplains Ridley began to reject some Roman Catholic doctrines. He became Bishop of Rochester in 1547 and Bishop of London in 1550 and he committed himself to the reform of religion. In an attempt to ensure a Protestant succession, following the death of Edward VI, he denounced Mary I and Princess Princess Elizabeth as illegitimate, and supported Lady Jane Grey. On Mary's accession he was sent to the Tower, declared a heretic and burnt at the stake in Oxford.

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Nicholas Ridley

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1555
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D23051

The Reformation

by Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th century
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D23151

Nicholas Ridley

probably after Magdalena de Passe, probably after Willem de Passe
line engraving, early to mid 17th century
NPG D23151

D42454

The Primitive Reformers

by Unknown artist
etching, 17th century
NPG D42454

D5817

Nicholas Ridley

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D5817

D23153

Nicholas Ridley

by William Marshall, after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1648
NPG D23153

D24916

Nicholas Ridley

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1651
NPG D24916

D23154

Nicholas Ridley

by Robert White, printed for Richard Chiswell
line engraving, published 1681
NPG D23154

D24914

Nicholas Ridley

by Robert White
line engraving, 1681
NPG D24914

D24918

Nicholas Ridley

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1697
NPG D24918

D24926

5 Bishops including Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, Thomas Cranmer, John Hooper and Robert Farrar

possibly by Thomas Bowles Sr, or by Thomas Bowles Jr
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24926

D25011

Nicholas Ridley

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D25011

D39763

Nicholas Ridley

by and published by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D39763

D19937

'The Bishops who suffer'd Martyrdom for the Protestant Faith; under the Persecution of Queen Mary I'

by and sold by Robert White, printed and sold by John King
line engraving, published circa 1700
NPG D19937

D24915

Nicholas Ridley

by John June
line engraving, probably mid to late 18th century
NPG D24915

D42481

Nicholas Ridley

by Philip Simms, after Robert White
line engraving, circa 1731
NPG D42481

D33372

Nicholas Ridley

by John Faber Sr, retouched by Richard Houston, printed for Elizabeth Bakewell, printed for Henry Parker
mezzotint, published 1759
NPG D33372

D18945

Nicholas Ridley

by John Faber Sr, retouched by Richard Houston, printed for Elizabeth Bakewell, printed for Henry Parker
mezzotint, published 1759
NPG D18945

D24917

Nicholas Ridley

by Thomas Trotter, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1779
NPG D24917

D34328

Nicholas Ridley

by Henry Bryan Hall, published by C. Birch, after James Warren Childe
stipple engraving, published May 1839
NPG D34328

D39765

Nicholas Ridley

after Unknown artist
photograph, 1963 or before (1555)
NPG D39765

D5818

Nicholas Ridley

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D5818

D23152

Nicholas Ridley

by William Marshall, after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1648
NPG D23152

D34237

'The Bishops who suffer'd Martyrdom for the Protestant Faith; under the Persecution of Queen Mary I'

by and sold by Robert White, printed and sold by John King
line engraving, published circa 1700
NPG D34237

D39764

Nicholas Ridley

by Henry Bryan Hall, published by C. Birch, after James Warren Childe
stipple engraving, published May 1839
NPG D39764