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John Greenhill (1644?-1676)

Artist associated with 29 portraits
John Greenhill was a portrait painter and draughtsman. His artistic training is unknown, but his first work is thought to be a portrait of his uncle, James Abbot of Salisbury. Born in Somerset, by 1662 he had moved to London. He joined the studio of Peter Lely, but soon established his own studio. Greenhill painted a wide variety of people, many of them actors and playwrights. His early works consisted chiefly of theatrical drawings of actors as characters, executed in crayons and pastel. Greenhill's short career was brought to an abrupt end when he tragically drowned in a gutter after a drinking spree.

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John Owen

attributed to John Greenhill
oil on canvas, circa 1668
On display at Lyme Park, Stockport
NPG 115

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John Locke

by John Greenhill
oil on canvas, circa 1672-1676
On display in the State Bedchamber at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3912

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

after John Greenhill
oil on canvas, (circa 1672-1673)
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3893

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Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke

attributed to John Greenhill
oil on canvas, circa 1676
On display at Lyme Park, Stockport
NPG 5237

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Henry Greenhill

by John Greenhill
etching, mid to late 17th century
NPG D30341

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Henry Harris

after John Greenhill
mezzotint, (circa 1664)
NPG D18805

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Sir William Davenant

after John Greenhill
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D30154

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Sir William Davenant

by William Faithorne, after John Greenhill
line engraving, published 1672
NPG D22719

D30156

Sir William Davenant

by William Faithorne, after John Greenhill
line engraving, published 1672
NPG D30156

D5096

John Locke

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after John Greenhill
line engraving, (circa 1672-1676)
NPG D5096

D5097

John Locke

after John Greenhill
line engraving, (circa 1672-1676)
NPG D5097

D11961

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

by Edward Lutterell (Luttrell), published by John Smith, after John Greenhill
mezzotint, (circa 1672-1673)
NPG D11961

D19144

Sir William Davenant

by William Faithorne, after John Greenhill
line engraving, published 1672
NPG D19144

D16931

Sir William Davenant

after John Greenhill
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D16931

D40659

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after John Greenhill
line engraving, 1673 (circa 1672-1673)
NPG D40659

D29841

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

by Wouter Binneman, after John Greenhill
line engraving, published 1678
NPG D29841

D16245

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

by Robert White, after John Greenhill
line engraving, published 1679 (circa 1672-1673)
NPG D16245

D30000

Philip Woolrich

by Francis Place, after John Greenhill
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D30000

D30152

Sir William Davenant

after John Greenhill
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D30152

D30155

Sir William Davenant

after John Greenhill
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D30155