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Benjamin Jonson

6 of 8 portraits on display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery

Benjamin Jonson, by Abraham van Blyenberch, circa 1617 - NPG 2752 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Benjamin Jonson

by Abraham van Blyenberch
oil on canvas, circa 1617
18 1/2 in. x 16 1/2 in. (470 mm x 419 mm)
Purchased, 1935
Primary Collection
NPG 2752

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  • Benjamin Jonson (1573?-1637), Poet and dramatist. Sitter associated with 19 portraits.

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Jonson was one of a small group of courtiers painted by the Flemish artist van Blyenberch, during his visit to England between 1617 and 1621. All other surviving portraits of Jonson derive from this one.

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  • NPG 363: Benjamin Jonson (probably after)

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