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John Milton

3 of 14 portraits on display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery

John Milton, by Unknown artist, circa 1629 - NPG 4222 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Milton

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1629
23 1/2 in. x 19 in. (597 mm x 483 mm)
Purchased, 1961
Primary Collection
NPG 4222


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  • John Milton (1608-1674), Poet. Sitter associated with 70 portraits.

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This portrait was recorded by John Aubrey: 'His [Milton's] widow has his picture drawne very well & like when a Cambridge schollar. He was so faire that they called him the Lady of Christ's coll[ege]...'.

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