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Antonio Verrio (1639?-1707), Decorative painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 2 portraits
The Italian decorative artist Antonio Verrio was employed by King Charles II from 1675 to produce large baroque wall and ceiling paintings of mythological and biblical themes at Windsor Castle and Whitehall. He was appointed 'principal Gardiner and Surveyor to the King' in 1684. As a firm Catholic, Verrio initially declined to work for the Protestant King William III after the revolution of 1688 but returned to royal employment in 1699.

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Antonio Verrio

by Antonio Verrio
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1700
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2890


King Charles II ('Marine Triumph')

after Antonio Verrio
photograph of painting, circa 1960 (circa 1674)
NPG D32634