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John Closterman

(1660-1711)

Artist associated with 62 portraits
The German painter John Closterman arrived in England in 1681 after working in Paris. In 1698, Closterman went on a Grand Tour to Italy and Spain to study art. This was probably supported by the Earl of Shaftesbury, a classical scholar and philosopher.

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John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, possibly by John Closterman, after  John Riley - NPG 501

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

possibly by John Closterman, after John Riley
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1685-1690)
On display on Floor 1: Saloon at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 501

Samuel Pepys, by John Closterman - NPG 2100

Samuel Pepys

by John Closterman
oil on canvas, 1690s
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2100

Samuel Pepys, probably after John Closterman - NPG 2092

Samuel Pepys

probably after John Closterman
oil on canvas, 1690s
NPG 2092

Henry Purcell, after John Closterman - NPG 2150

Henry Purcell

after John Closterman
oil on canvas, (probably 1695)
NPG 2150

Henry Purcell, by John Closterman - NPG 4994

Henry Purcell

by John Closterman
black chalk heightened with white, circa 1695
NPG 4994

Henry Purcell, by or after John Closterman - NPG 1352

Henry Purcell

by or after John Closterman
oil on canvas, 1695
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1352

Unknown man, formerly known as Sir James Thornhill, by John Closterman - NPG 1261

Unknown man, formerly known as Sir James Thornhill

by John Closterman
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1702-1705
On display on Floor 1: Saloon at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 1261

James Craggs the Elder, attributed to John Closterman - NPG 1733

James Craggs the Elder

attributed to John Closterman
oil on canvas, circa 1710
NPG 1733

Henry Scott, 1st Earl of Deloraine, by William Faithorne Jr, after  John Closterman, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D31004

Henry Scott, 1st Earl of Deloraine

by William Faithorne Jr, after John Closterman, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D31004

Sir Richard Gipps, by and published by John Smith, after  John Closterman - NPG D11699

Sir Richard Gipps

by and published by John Smith, after John Closterman
mezzotint, 1687
NPG D11699

Sarah Plowden (née Chicheley), by William Faithorne Jr, after  John Closterman, published by  Edward Cooper - NPG D31336

Sarah Plowden (née Chicheley)

by William Faithorne Jr, after John Closterman, published by Edward Cooper
line engraving, circa 1690-1710
NPG D31336

John Dryden, by William Faithorne Jr, after  John Closterman - NPG D1799

John Dryden

by William Faithorne Jr, after John Closterman
mezzotint, (circa 1690)
NPG D1799

John Dryden, by Francis Kyte, after  John Closterman - NPG D1800

John Dryden

by Francis Kyte, after John Closterman
mezzotint, (circa 1690)
NPG D1800

John Dryden, by Francis Kyte, after  John Closterman - NPG D1801

John Dryden

by Francis Kyte, after John Closterman
mezzotint, (circa 1690)
NPG D1801

Sarah Plowden (née Chicheley), by William Faithorne Jr, published by  Edward Cooper, after  John Closterman - NPG D3927

Sarah Plowden (née Chicheley)

by William Faithorne Jr, published by Edward Cooper, after John Closterman
mezzotint, circa 1690-1710
NPG D3927

Sarah Plowden (née Chicheley), by William Faithorne Jr, published by  Edward Cooper, after  John Closterman - NPG D3928

Sarah Plowden (née Chicheley)

by William Faithorne Jr, published by Edward Cooper, after John Closterman
mezzotint, circa 1690-1725
NPG D3928

Grinling Gibbons; Elizabeth Gibbons, by and published by John Smith, after  John Closterman - NPG D31304

Grinling Gibbons; Elizabeth Gibbons

by and published by John Smith, after John Closterman
mezzotint, 1691 (1691)
NPG D31304

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