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Sir William Temple, Bt (1628-1699), Diplomat and writer

Sitter associated with 18 portraits
A diplomat and author, Temple negotiated the Triple Alliance between England, Holland and Sweden in 1668, to protect the Spanish Netherlands from the French, and helped negotiate the marriage of William of Orange and Princess Mary, 1677. After 1681 he lived in self-imposed exile, gardening and writing on political and other subjects; he was frequently consulted by William III. Temple's secretary for the last ten years of his life was the celebrated author, Jonathan Swift.

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Sir William Temple, Bt

by or after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1660
NPG 152

3812

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Gaspar Netscher
oil on canvas, 1675
NPG 3812

D21449

Sir William Temple, Bt

after Sir Peter Lely
etching, late 17th century
NPG D21449

D21448

Sir William Temple, Bt

after Sir Peter Lely
etching, late 17th century
NPG D21448

D29818

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, 1679
NPG D29818

D18958

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, 1679 (circa 1660)
NPG D18958

D29820

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Michael Vandergucht, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, circa 1688-1725
NPG D29820

D21447

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Robert White, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1700
NPG D21447

D29817

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Robert White, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1700
NPG D29817

D21446

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Michael Vandergucht, published by William Taylor, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, circa 1711-1723
NPG D21446

D29819

Sir William Temple, Bt

by George Vertue, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1720
NPG D29819

D29816

Sir William Temple, Bt

after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D29816

D30363

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D30363

D19408

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D19408

D20853

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D20853

D21445

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, 1679 (circa 1660)
NPG D21445

D37703

Sir William Temple, Bt

by George Vertue, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1720
NPG D37703

D40511

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D40511