George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary
Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 845 portraits
Antiquary and engraver, who for many years 'wrote down everything he saw, heard or read' in some forty notebooks now in the British Library. Used by Horace Walpole in 1762 as the basis for his Anecdotes of Painting, they remain one of the prime sources for the history of art in England.
attributed to Jodocus Hondius, completed by George Vertue
engraving, circa 1583
On display at Royal Albet Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, UK in the exhibition 'The South West in the Tudor Age'
by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century