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Peter Stent (circa 1613-1665), Printseller and printer

Artist associated with 65 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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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

D25743

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

D25749

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

D26029

Hugh Broughton

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

D26030

Hugh Broughton

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

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

D27973

Sir Thomas Overbury

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

D19614

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

published by Peter Stent
line engraving, 1621
NPG D19614

D25678

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

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

D26310

King Charles I

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

D26311

King Charles I

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

D26332

King Charles I

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

D26333

King Charles I

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

D26351

King Charles I

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

D26400

Henrietta Maria

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

D26598

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

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

D26637

George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol when Lord Digby

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

D26757

James Ussher

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

D26850

Jeremiah Burroughes (Burroughs)

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

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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