Anne Oliver

1 portrait

Anne Oliver, by Peter Oliver, circa 1625-1630 - NPG 4853a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Anne Oliver

by Peter Oliver
graphite and watercolour on card, circa 1625-1630
3 3/8 in. x 2 5/8 in. (86 mm x 67 mm) oval
Given by The Art Fund, 1971
Primary Collection
NPG 4853a


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  • Anne Oliver (1593-1672), Wife of Peter Oliver. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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  • Peter Oliver (circa 1589-1647), Miniature painter; eldest son of Isaac Oliver. Artist associated with 17 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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This portrait of Anne, the wife of the miniaturist Peter Oliver, is found on the reverse of one of the artist's self-portraits. After her husband's death, Anne exchanged a number of his works for a pension by Charles II of £300 a year. On learning that the king had given them away to his mistresses she said, rather unwisely, that he would never have had them if she had known they were going to 'such whores, bastards or strumpets'. The pension was stopped forthwith.

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