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Mary Beale (1633-1699), Portrait painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 53 portraits
Daughter of a Suffolk clergyman, she married Charles Beale, an artist's colour-man, 1652. A painter working professionally from the mid-1650s, Mary Beale produced numerous portraits, particularly of her family and friends, who included a number of prominent churchmen. She was a friend of Sir Peter Lely. Many details of her busy working life are recorded in the notebooks kept by her husband, Charles Beale, who acted as her studio assistant.

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1279

Charles Beale the Elder

by Mary Beale
oil on canvas, octagonal, circa 1663
NPG 1279

1687

Mary Beale

by Mary Beale
oil on canvas, circa 1665
NPG 1687

2962

George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

attributed to Mary Beale
oil on canvas, circa 1674-1676
NPG 2962

573

Francis Turner

attributed to Mary Beale
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1683-1688
NPG 573

3901

Thomas Sydenham

by Mary Beale
oil on canvas, 1688
NPG 3901

1389

Edward Stillingfleet

attributed to Mary Beale
oil on canvas, circa 1690
NPG 1389

D29558

John Wilkins

after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th to early 18th century
NPG D29558

D29581

John Tillotson

by Robert White, after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D29581

D29748

Edmund Trench

by Robert White, after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D29748

D31122

John Tillotson

by Robert White, after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D31122

D31123

John Tillotson

by Robert White, after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D31123

D31124

John Tillotson

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D31124

D39236

John Wilkins

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Mary Beale
line engraving, (circa 1670)
NPG D39236

D16231

John Tillotson

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Mary Beale
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D16231

D19054

John Wilkins

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Mary Beale
line engraving, (circa 1670)
NPG D19054

D30136

Abraham Cowley

by William Faithorne, after Mary Beale
line engraving, published 1673
NPG D30136

D30142

Abraham Cowley

by William Faithorne, after Mary Beale
line engraving, published 1673
NPG D30142

D28406

Thomas Belasyse, 1st Earl Fauconberg

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Mary Beale
line engraving, 1676
NPG D28406

D30044

Thomas Sydenham

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Mary Beale
line engraving, published 1676
NPG D30044