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Bampfylde Moore Carew (1693-circa 1770), Known as 'King of the Gypsies'

Sitter in 3 portraits
King of the Gypsies. Son of a Devonshire clergyman, he ran away from school to join the gypsies to avoid punishment for hunting a deer. A career of swindling, transportation to America and involvement with the Young Pretender during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-6 was followed by respectable old age supported by his Carew relatives.

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D1226

Bampfylde Moore Carew

by John Faber Jr, after Richard Phelps
mezzotint, 1750
NPG D1226

D1227

Bampfylde Moore Carew

by John Faber Jr, after Richard Phelps
mezzotint, 1750
NPG D1227