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John Fletcher (1579-1625), Dramatist

Sitter associated with 14 portraits
One of the most important playwrights in Jacobean London, Fletcher is particularly known for his extremely successful collaborations with Francis Beaumont, including Philaster (c.1609), The Maid's Tragedy (c.1610) and A King and no King (1611). Fletcher also wrote several plays himself, and collaborated on works with other playwrights, including Shakespeare on Cardenio (now lost), Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen (both 1613).

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420

John Fletcher

after Unknown artist
oil on canvas, late 17th century (circa 1620)
On display in Room 5 at Montacute House
NPG 420

6829

John Fletcher

by Unknown artist
oil on oak panel, circa 1620
NPG 6829

D27963

John Fletcher

by William Marshall
line engraving, published 1647
NPG D27963

D16239

John Fletcher

by William Marshall, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1647
NPG D16239

D20292

'Worthies of Britain' (Edmund Spenser; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Fletcher; Francis Beaumont)

by Francis Kyte, printed and sold by John Bowles
mezzotint, circa 1725-1745
NPG D20292

D27959

John Fletcher

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1729
NPG D27959

D18803

John Fletcher

by George Vertue
engraving, engraved 1729
NPG D18803

D16240

John Fletcher

by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1729
NPG D16240

D27965

John Fletcher

after George Vertue
line engraving, mid to late 18th century
NPG D27965

D27966

John Fletcher

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D27966

D27968

John Fletcher

by P. Rothwell, published by Harrison & Co, after George Vertue
line engraving, published 1794
NPG D27968

D17159

John Fletcher

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, August 1815
NPG D17159

D19490

John Fletcher

by William Marshall, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1647
NPG D19490

D36981

John Fletcher

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1729
NPG D36981

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