John Payne (1607-1647), Printmaker
Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 58 portraits
John Payne was the finest native-born engraver working during the reign of Charles I. He was probably the pupil of Dutch engraver Simon De Passe. Over fifty of his plates are known about; although they vary widely in quality, the best are outstanding examples of the art of engraving.