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Edmund Waller (1606-1687), Poet

Sitter in 17 portraits
Poet and wit of wavering political allegiance; in the Civil War, first supported Parliament and then led a plot ('Waller Plot') to seize London for Charles I; was sentenced to death, but the sentence was connuted to a fine of £10,000 and exile, 1644; was pardoned by Cromwell's influence; praised Cromwell in verse, but later rejoiced in his death; published Upon His Majesty's Happy Return at the Restoration and was a favourite at court; 'Sacharissa' was the mistress of his youthful poems; his most famous lyric is 'Go, lovely rose.'

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Edmund Waller

by David Loggan
plumbago on vellum, 1685
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Edmund Waller

after John Riley
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1685)
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Edmund Waller

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc)
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
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D27293

Edmund Waller

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc)
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
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D30143

Edmund Waller

after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, late 17th to early 18th century
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D30145

Edmund Waller

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1682
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D30151

Edmund Waller

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1727 (1684)
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Edmund Waller

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1727 (1684)
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Edmund Waller

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, circa 1727 (1684)
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Edmund Waller

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1727 (1684)
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Edmund Waller

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1729
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D30144

Edmund Waller

possibly after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th century
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D30147

Edmund Waller

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
ink and wash, late 18th to early 19th century
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D30148

Edmund Waller

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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D30149

Edmund Waller

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, early 19th century
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D30146

Edmund Waller

by James Caldwall, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1779
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