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George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 845 portraits
Antiquary and engraver, who for many years 'wrote down everything he saw, heard or read' in some forty notebooks now in the British Library. Used by Horace Walpole in 1762 as the basis for his Anecdotes of Painting, they remain one of the prime sources for the history of art in England.

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George Vertue

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1733
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 576

1384

'A Conversation of Virtuosis...at the Kings Arms'

by Gawen Hamilton
oil on canvas, 1735
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1384

4876

George Vertue

by George Vertue
pencil and red chalk, 1741
NPG 4876

D39238

George Vertue; Margaret Vertue (née Evans)

by William Humphrey, after George Vertue
etching, (1720)
NPG D39238

D18895

George Vertue

by George Vertue, after Thomas Gibson
engraving, 1750 (1715)
NPG D18895

D21325

George Vertue

by Maxim Gauci, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by Anthony Molteno, after George Vertue
lithograph, published December 1821 (1741)
NPG D21325

D39237

George Vertue

by Maxim Gauci, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by Anthony Molteno, after George Vertue
lithograph, published December 1821 (1741)
NPG D39237