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John Bunyan

(1628-1688), Author of 'The Pilgrim's Progress'

Sitter associated with 24 portraits
John Bunyan was a tinker by trade but following a prolonged spiritual and emotional crisis he turned to preaching and religious writing. From 1660 to 1672 and again in 1677 he was imprisoned in Bedford for unlicensed preaching. He wrote prolifically during this time and produced his most famous work, Pilgrim's Progress, an allegorical account of a Christian's spiritual journey. After his release he continued writing and preaching. Pilgrim's Progress was published in 1678 and became one of the most popular books ever printed.

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John Bunyan, by Thomas Sadler - NPG 1311

John Bunyan

by Thomas Sadler
oil on canvas, 1684
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1311

John Bunyan, after Unknown artist - NPG D29791

John Bunyan

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D29791

John Bunyan, after Unknown artist - NPG D29793

John Bunyan

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D29793

John Bunyan, by John Sturt - NPG D29792

John Bunyan

by John Sturt
line engraving, late 17th to early 18th century
NPG D29792

John Bunyan, after Unknown artist - NPG D29794

John Bunyan

after Unknown artist
woodcut, late 17th century
NPG D29794

John Bunyan, possibly by Francis Barlow - NPG D29795

John Bunyan

possibly by Francis Barlow
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D29795

John Bunyan, by John Sturt, published by  Nathaniel Ponder, after  Robert White - NPG D33424

John Bunyan

by John Sturt, published by Nathaniel Ponder, after Robert White
line engraving, circa 1677-1700
NPG D33424

John Bunyan, by Robert White - NPG D33423

John Bunyan

by Robert White
line engraving, 1679 or after
NPG D33423

John Bunyan, after Robert White - NPG D33458

John Bunyan

after Robert White
line engraving, (1679)
NPG D33458

John Bunyan, after Robert White - NPG D33459

John Bunyan

after Robert White
etching, (1679)
NPG D33459

John Bunyan, after Robert White - NPG D1139

John Bunyan

after Robert White
line engraving, (1679)
NPG D1139

John Bunyan, after Robert White - NPG D13714

John Bunyan

after Robert White
line engraving, (1679)
NPG D13714

John Bunyan, by Jonathan Spilsbury, after  Thomas Sadler, published by  Robert Sayer - NPG D29796

John Bunyan

by Jonathan Spilsbury, after Thomas Sadler, published by Robert Sayer
mezzotint, (1685)
NPG D29796

John Bunyan, by Richard Houston, after  Thomas Sadler - NPG D914

John Bunyan

by Richard Houston, after Thomas Sadler
mezzotint, (1685)
NPG D914

John Bunyan, by Richard Houston, after  Thomas Sadler - NPG D915

John Bunyan

by Richard Houston, after Thomas Sadler
mezzotint, (1685)
NPG D915

John Bunyan, by Richard Houston, after  Thomas Sadler - NPG D916

John Bunyan

by Richard Houston, after Thomas Sadler
mezzotint, (1685)
NPG D916

John Bunyan, by John Sturt, published by  William Marshall - NPG D33426

John Bunyan

by John Sturt, published by William Marshall
line engraving, circa 1688-1725
NPG D33426

John Bunyan, by John Sturt - NPG D33425

John Bunyan

by John Sturt
line engraving, circa 1688-1725
NPG D33425

John Bunyan, by Thornton, published by  Alexander Hogg, after  Robert White - NPG D33457

John Bunyan

by Thornton, published by Alexander Hogg, after Robert White
etching, published circa 1780 (1679)
NPG D33457

John Bunyan, by R. Grave - NPG D29797

John Bunyan

by R. Grave
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D29797

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