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Sir Robert Vyner (Viner), Bt (1631-1688), Goldsmith and banker; Lord Mayor of London

Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Robert, a wealthy goldsmith and banker, made the regalia for the coronation of Charles II, 1661. He lent extensively to the government and incurred financial difficulties because these loans had not been repaid. He was Lord Mayor of London in 1674, but was declared bankrupt in 1683 or 4. He died broken-hearted at the death of his only son.

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The Family of Sir Robert Vyner

by John Michael Wright
oil on canvas, 1673
NPG 5568


Sir Robert Vyner (Viner), Bt

by William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1665
NPG D22971


Sir Robert Vyner (Viner), Bt

after William Faithorne, published by E. & S. Harding
line engraving, published 1796
NPG D29962