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John Tradescant the Younger (1608-1662), Gardener and collector

Sitter in 7 portraits
Tradescant was a traveller, horticulturalist, collector and gardener to Queen Henrietta Maria. His home in South Lambeth, called The Ark, was filled with his Museum Tradescantianum, a collection of rarities which included birds, fish, shells, insects, minerals, coins, medals and unusual plants. After his death the collection went to Elias Ashmole, who subsequently presented it to Oxford University, where it formed the basis of the Ashmolean Museum.

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1089

John Tradescant the Younger

attributed to Thomas De Critz
oil on canvas, 1652
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1089

D31866

John Tradescant the Younger

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, published 1656
NPG D31866

D28372

John Tradescant the Younger

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, published 1656
NPG D28372

D12268

The Monument of the Tradescants (John Tradescant the Elder; John Tradescant the Younger)

published by Nathaniel Smith, after Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, published 15 July 1793
NPG D12268

D18977

John Tradescant the Younger

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, published 1656
NPG D18977