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Thomas Simon (1618-1665)

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 24 portraits
Thomas Simon was apprenticed to London goldsmith Edward Greene, who was chief engraver at the Mint. He received a position at the Mint in about 1635 and in 1644 was made joint chief engraver with Edward Wade. Simon became a freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company in 1646. From that time, he produced portrait medals of many of the leading figures of the day. Having executed the great seal of the Commonwealth and dies for the coinage, he was promoted to chief engraver to the Mint and Seals. He produced several fine portrait medals of Oliver Cromwell, one of which is copied from a miniature by Cooper. After the Restoration, Simon was appointed engraver of the King's Seals.

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4364

Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt

by Thomas Simon
silver medal, 1645
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4364

4363

Henry Scobell

by Thomas Simon
gold medal, 1649
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4363

4365

Oliver Cromwell ('The Dunbar Medal')

by Thomas Simon
silver medal, 1650
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4365

747

Oliver Cromwell

after Thomas Simon
electrotype of medal, 1885 (1650)
NPG 747

1486

Oliver Cromwell

after a medal by Thomas Simon
electrotype of medal, 1908 (circa 1651)
NPG 1486

4366

Oliver Cromwell ('The Lord Protector Medal')

by Thomas Simon
silver medal, 1653
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4366

4068

Oliver Cromwell

by Peter Blondeau, after an original by Thomas Simon
gold broad, 1656
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4068

4361

Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon

by Thomas Simon
silver medal, 1662
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4361

4360

Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton

by Thomas Simon
silver medal, 1664
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4360

D18541

King Charles II (The trial crown piece of Charles II)

by Francis Perry, after Thomas Simon
line engraving, (1663)
NPG D18541

D18542

King Charles II (The trial crown piece of Charles II)

by Francis Perry, after Thomas Simon
line engraving, (1663)
NPG D18542

D7215

Seal of Barbados showing King Charles II as Neptune

after Thomas Simon
painted plaster cast of reverse of seal, 1960 (circa 1665)
NPG D7215

D29113

James Harrington (Sir James Harrington, 3rd Bt)

by George Vertue, after Thomas Simon
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D29113

D29203

English Medals

by Barlow, after Thomas Simon
etching, 18th century
NPG D29203

D29449

Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline

after Thomas Simon
etching, early to mid 18th century
NPG D29449

D29802

Sir Edward Nicholas

after Thomas Simon
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D29802

D18543

King Charles II

by James Basire, after Thomas Simon
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D18543

D28923

Edmund Ludlow

by Giovanni Battista Cipriani, after Thomas Simon
etching, mid to late 18th century
NPG D28923