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Sir Thomas Gresham

(circa 1518-1579), Founder of the Royal Exchange

Sitter associated with 23 portraits
Mercer, financier and diplomat, Gresham was the founder of the Royal Exchange. He also played a vital part in the management of the finances of Elizabethan England, and was present at Queen Elizabeth I's first council. As Crown Agent at Antwerp (1551-74) he arranged loans at favourable rates and exported weapons and pictures to England. During his years in the southern Netherlands, he also regularly supplied Elizabeth's privy council with invaluable information about political affairs and finances.

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Sir Thomas Gresham, by Unknown Netherlandish artist - NPG 352

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Unknown Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, circa 1565
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 352

Sir Thomas Gresham, by Unknown artist - NPG D34935

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Unknown artist
photograph, (circa 1565)
NPG D34935

Sir Thomas Gresham, by Francis Delaram - NPG D25435

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Francis Delaram
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25435

Sir Thomas Gresham, by Francis Delaram, after  Unknown artist - NPG D2811

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Francis Delaram, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1600-1625
NPG D2811

Sir Thomas Gresham, possibly by B. Ravizzolli - NPG D25434

Sir Thomas Gresham

possibly by B. Ravizzolli
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D25434

Sir Thomas Gresham, after Unknown artist - NPG D25436

Sir Thomas Gresham

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D25436

Sir Thomas Gresham, by John Faber Sr - NPG D25431

Sir Thomas Gresham

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, 1714
NPG D25431

Sir Thomas Gresham, by John Faber Sr - NPG D2501

Sir Thomas Gresham

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, published 1714
NPG D2501

Sir Thomas Gresham, by John Faber Sr - NPG D2525

Sir Thomas Gresham

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, published 1714
NPG D2525

Sir Thomas Gresham, by George Vertue, after  Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro) - NPG D2812

Sir Thomas Gresham

by George Vertue, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
line engraving, 1739
NPG D2812

Sir Thomas Gresham, by Jean Baptiste Michel, after  Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro) - NPG D25438

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Jean Baptiste Michel, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
line engraving, 1779
NPG D25438

Sir Thomas Gresham, by Robert Thew, published by  Thomas Cox, published by  John Harris, after  Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro) - NPG D34939

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Robert Thew, published by Thomas Cox, published by John Harris, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
stipple engraving, published 2 January 1792
NPG D34939

Sir Thomas Gresham, by Robert Thew, published by  Thomas Cox, published by  John Harris, after  Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro) - NPG D20061

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Robert Thew, published by Thomas Cox, published by John Harris, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1792
NPG D20061

Sir Thomas Gresham, after Unknown artist - NPG D25437

Sir Thomas Gresham

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly early 19th century
NPG D25437

Sir Thomas Gresham, by Henry Bone, after  Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro) - NPG D17143

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Henry Bone, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, November 1813
NPG D17143

Sir Thomas Gresham, by Charles Picart, published by  Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  William Hilton, after  Unknown artist - NPG D25430

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Charles Picart, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 29 September 1820 (circa 1565)
NPG D25430

Sir Thomas Gresham, by Charles Picart, published by  Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  William Hilton - NPG D34938

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Charles Picart, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton
stipple engraving, published 29 September 1820 (circa 1565)
NPG D34938

Sir Thomas Gresham, by Richard Woodman - NPG D34937

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Richard Woodman
stipple engraving, 1839
NPG D34937

Sir Thomas Gresham, published by The Medici Society Ltd - NPG D34936

Sir Thomas Gresham

published by The Medici Society Ltd
chromolithograph, 1914 (circa 1565)
NPG D34936

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Sir Thomas Gresham

by Francis Delaram, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, circa 1600-1625
NPG D20063

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