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William Vincent (1739-1815), Dean of Westminster

Sitter in 7 portraits
Vincent started at Westminster School in 1748 and became a King's Scholar there in 1753. He remained associated with Westminster until his death and was only absent from it during his years at Cambridge University, which he entered in 1752. On graduating in 1762, Vincent returned to Westminster School as an assistant master. He was ordained into the Church of England later that year. In 1771, he became Under Master at Westminster and he was also appointed Chaplain to the King. Vincent was appointed as Headmaster of the school in 1778 and he remained in this post until 1802, when he became a Prebendary of Westminster Cathedral. He was made Dean in 1805.

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William Vincent

by Henry Edridge
pencil and watercolour, 1809
NPG 1434


William Vincent

by George Perfect Harding, after William Owen
watercolour and bodycolour, before 1822 (1811)
NPG 2418


William Vincent

by Charles Turner, after Henry Howard
stipple engraving, published 1806
NPG D13813


William Vincent

by Charles Picart, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Henry Edridge
stipple engraving, published 6 February 1810
NPG D39258


William Vincent

by and published by Charles Turner, after William Owen
mezzotint, published 20 September 1811
NPG D39259


William Vincent

by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after William Owen
stipple engraving, published 4 February 1812
NPG D18736


William Vincent

by Charles Turner, after Henry Howard
stipple engraving, published 1806
NPG D20371


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