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Henry Purcell

3 of 11 portraits of Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell, by or after John Closterman, 1695 - NPG 1352 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Purcell

by or after John Closterman
oil on canvas, 1695
29 in. x 24 in. (737 mm x 610 mm) oval
Purchased, 1903
Primary Collection
NPG 1352


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

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  • Audio Guide
  • Ingamells, John, Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, 2009, p. 232
  • Ollard, Richard, Character Sketches: Samuel Pepys and His Circle, 2000, p. 57
  • Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 26
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 508