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George Vertue

(1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 853 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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Sir Francis Drake, attributed to Jodocus Hondius, completed by  George Vertue - NPG 3905

Sir Francis Drake

attributed to Jodocus Hondius, completed by George Vertue
engraving, circa 1583
NPG 3905

Francis Sandford, by George Vertue, after  Unknown artist - NPG 4311

Francis Sandford

by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
pencil, (circa 1680)
NPG 4311

Maurice Johnson, by George Vertue - NPG 4684

Maurice Johnson

by George Vertue
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, 1731
NPG 4684

George Vertue, by George Vertue - NPG 4876

George Vertue

by George Vertue
pencil and red chalk, 1741
NPG 4876

John Milton, by George Vertue, after  Jonathan Richardson, after a bust attributed to  Edward Pearce - NPG D38836

John Milton

by George Vertue, after Jonathan Richardson, after a bust attributed to Edward Pearce
line engraving and etching, (circa 1660)
NPG D38836

King James II, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D30786

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D30786

Henry Hare, 2nd Baron Coleraine, by William Faithorne, by  George Vertue - NPG D22701

Henry Hare, 2nd Baron Coleraine

by William Faithorne, by George Vertue
line engraving, 1680s
NPG D22701

King James II, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D30782

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1688)
NPG D30782

King James II, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D16728

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, (1688)
NPG D16728

King James II, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D16729

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, (1688)
NPG D16729

King James II, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D16727

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, (1688)
NPG D16727

King Henry I, by George Vertue, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23614

King Henry I

by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D23614

King Henry I, by Pierre François Basan, after  George Vertue - NPG D23617

King Henry I

by Pierre François Basan, after George Vertue
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D23617

King John, by George Vertue - NPG D23646

King John

by George Vertue
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D23646

John of Gaunt, by John Lightbody, after  George Vertue - NPG D23710

John of Gaunt

by John Lightbody, after George Vertue
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D23710

Elizabeth of York, possibly by George Vertue - NPG D23863

Elizabeth of York

possibly by George Vertue
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D23863

Geoffrey Chaucer, by George Vertue - NPG D24073

Geoffrey Chaucer

by George Vertue
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D24073

Thomas Wolsey, possibly by George Vertue, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24248

Thomas Wolsey

possibly by George Vertue, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24248

Called Lady Jane Grey, possibly by George Vertue - NPG D24999

Called Lady Jane Grey

possibly by George Vertue
line engraving, possibly early to mid 18th century
NPG D24999

Unknown sitter, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots, by George Vertue, after  Unknown artist - NPG D25055

Unknown sitter, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots

by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D25055

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