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William Larkin (circa 1580-1619), Painter

Artist associated with 3 portraits
Little is known of William Larkin's life. It is almost certain that he was the son of an innkeeper named William Larkin and lived in the parish of St Sepulchre. His father was a close neighbour of Robert Peake, the portrait painter to Henry, Prince of Wales, and it may have been Peake who introduced Larkin to painting.

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1955

Frances, Countess of Somerset

studio of William Larkin
oil on panel, feigned oval, circa 1615
NPG 1955

3840

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

attributed to William Larkin, and studio of William Larkin
oil on canvas, circa 1616
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3840

6976

Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

by William Larkin
oil on panel, circa 1618
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6976