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Peter Stent

(circa 1613-1665), Printseller and printer

Artist associated with 69 portraits
Peter Stent was a printseller, who from the early 1640s until his death ran one of the biggest printmaking businesses of the day. In around 1642, he opened a shop in Giltspur Street, London, where he sold engravings printed on his own rolling presses. The civil wars presented Stent with the opportunity to purchase over 700 plates from a number of printsellers and artists, and he ended up holding over eight times as many plates as any of his predecessors. He published prints across a variety of subjects, from business forms to portraits. They were sold not for their artistic merit as much as for their profitability.

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King James I of England and VI of Scotland, printed and published by Peter Stent - NPG D25681

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

printed and published by Peter Stent
line engraving, probably early to mid 17th century
NPG D25681

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, printed and published by Peter Stent - NPG D25743

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

printed and published by Peter Stent
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25743

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, printed and published by Peter Stent - NPG D25749

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

printed and published by Peter Stent
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25749

Hugh Broughton, by John Payne, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D26029

Hugh Broughton

by John Payne, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26029

Hugh Broughton, by John Payne, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D26030

Hugh Broughton

by John Payne, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26030

Prince Charles Louis, Count Palatinate, by John Payne, published by  Peter Stent, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26460

Prince Charles Louis, Count Palatinate

by John Payne, published by Peter Stent, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early to mid 17th century
NPG D26460

Sir Thomas Overbury, published by Peter Stent - NPG D27973

Sir Thomas Overbury

published by Peter Stent
line engraving, early to mid 17th century
NPG D27973

King James I of England and VI of Scotland, published by Peter Stent - NPG D19614

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

published by Peter Stent
line engraving, 1621
NPG D19614

King James I of England and VI of Scotland, printed and published by Peter Stent - NPG D25678

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

printed and published by Peter Stent
line engraving, possibly mid 17th century
NPG D25678

King Charles I, by Wenceslaus Hollar, sold by  Peter Stent - NPG D26310

King Charles I

by Wenceslaus Hollar, sold by Peter Stent
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D26310

King Charles I, by Wenceslaus Hollar, sold by  Peter Stent - NPG D26311

King Charles I

by Wenceslaus Hollar, sold by Peter Stent
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D26311

King Charles I, published by Peter Stent - NPG D26332

King Charles I

published by Peter Stent
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26332

King Charles I, published by Peter Stent - NPG D26333

King Charles I

published by Peter Stent
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26333

King Charles I, published by Peter Stent - NPG D26351

King Charles I

published by Peter Stent
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26351

Henrietta Maria, published by Peter Stent - NPG D26400

Henrietta Maria

published by Peter Stent
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26400

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, possibly by Richard Gaywood, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D26598

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

possibly by Richard Gaywood, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26598

George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol when Lord Digby, after Unknown artist, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D26637

George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol when Lord Digby

after Unknown artist, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26637

James Ussher, after Unknown artist, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D26757

James Ussher

after Unknown artist, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26757

Jeremiah Burroughes (Burroughs), by Richard Gaywood, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D26850

Jeremiah Burroughes (Burroughs)

by Richard Gaywood, published by Peter Stent
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D26850

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, after Unknown artist, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D27089

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

after Unknown artist, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D27089

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