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The Duke of Buckingham and his Family

1 of 16 portraits of Mary Villiers, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

The Duke of Buckingham and his Family, after Gerrit van Honthorst, (1628) - NPG 711 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The Duke of Buckingham and his Family

after Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, (1628)
57 1/4 in. x 78 in. (1454 mm x 1981 mm) overall
Purchased, 1884
Primary Collection
NPG 711


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  • Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1656), Artist. Artist associated with 50 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

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Buckingham used much of his wealth to amass a substantial collection of art and natural rarities, and to patronise the most successful foreign artists of his day. This family portrait is a good, early copy of a painting by Honthorst of 1628, still in the Royal Collection. A second son was born after Buckingham's death.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • MacLeod, Catherine, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection at Montacute House, 1999, p. 35
  • Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 40
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 706

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