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Robert Vaughan (circa 1600-circa 1660s), Artist

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 76 portraits
A versatile line engraver, producing portraits, maps, bookplates, series of prints and the occasional broadsheet. His portraits ranged from leaders such as Sir Francis Drake to contemporaries, including the lawyer Sir George Croke. Vaughan may have been interested in alchemical magic: Elias Ashmole's Theatrum chemicum Britannicum (1652), an anthology of poems on alchemy, is illustrated with Vaughan's engravings, and throughout his working life he was associated with the alchemist poet Thomas Vaughan. In 1651, Vaughan, a royalist supporter during the civil wars, was indicted by the Commonwealth authorities for publishing a portrait print of the recently executed King, Charles I.

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D24079

Geoffrey Chaucer

by Robert Vaughan
line engraving, probably 17th century
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D25002

Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba

by Robert Vaughan
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D25002

D25163

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

by Robert Vaughan
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25163

D25164

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

by Robert Vaughan
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25164

D25166

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

by Robert Vaughan
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25166

D25680

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Robert Vaughan
line engraving, probably early to mid 17th century
NPG D25680

D26022

Arthur Hildersham

by Robert Vaughan
line engraving, early to mid 17th century
NPG D26022

D18239

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Robert Vaughan, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18239

D18238

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Robert Vaughan, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18238

D33001

James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton

by Robert Vaughan, published by Roger Daniel, after Unknown artist
etching, after 1619
NPG D33001

D33002

James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton

by Robert Vaughan, published by Roger Daniel, after Unknown artist
etching, after 1619
NPG D33002

D33727

Robert de Vere, 19th Earl of Oxford

by Robert Vaughan, published by Compton Holland
line engraving, circa 1619-1622
NPG D33727

D35476

Called John Fisher

by Robert Vaughan, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1625-1655
NPG D35476

D24048

Sir Thomas Littleton (Lyttleton)

by Robert Vaughan, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1628
NPG D24048

D42344

Sir Thomas Littleton (Lyttleton)

by Robert Vaughan, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1628
NPG D42344

D18927

Sir Thomas Littleton (Lyttleton)

by Robert Vaughan, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1628
NPG D18927

D25414

Sir Francis Drake

by Robert Vaughan
line engraving, probably mid 17th century
NPG D25414

D26441

Princess Elizabeth

by Robert Vaughan, published by Thomas Jenner
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26441

D26583

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox

by Robert Vaughan, sold by William Riddiard, after George Geldorp
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26583

D26753

James Ussher

by Robert Vaughan
line engraving, mid 17th century
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