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Henry Purcell

1 of 11 portraits of Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell, after John Closterman, (probably 1695) - NPG 2150 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Purcell

after John Closterman
oil on canvas, (probably 1695)
23 in. x 21 in. (584 mm x 533 mm) oval
Bequeathed by William Barclay Squire, 1927
Primary Collection
NPG 2150


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  • Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Composer. Sitter associated with 11 portraits.

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Derived from the drawing of Purcell attributed to Closterman (NPG 4994) this rather romanticised portrait of the composer may date from the eighteenth century.

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