Antonio Verrio

1 portrait on display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery

Antonio Verrio, by Antonio Verrio, circa 1700 - NPG 2890 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Antonio Verrio

by Antonio Verrio
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1700
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
Purchased, 1936
Primary Collection
NPG 2890


Click on the links below to find out more:

Sitterback to top

  • Antonio Verrio (1639?-1707), Decorative painter. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 2 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Antonio Verrio (1639?-1707), Decorative painter. Artist associated with 2 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

This portraitback to top

The early life of Verrio is obscure. By the 1660s he was working in Toulouse and is thought to have come to England in 1671. From about 1675 his chief and very profitable employment was for the Crown, producing vast wall and ceiling decorations at Windsor Castle and Whitehall, and in 1684 he was appointed Principal Painter. At the Revolution, Verrio, a firm Catholic, declined at first to work for William III but in 1699 returned to royal employment. This self-portrait was evidently painted late in life. In 1705 his eyes failed and he was given a pension. He was living at Hampton Court when he died.

Linked publicationsback to top

Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this portrait? Spotted an error, something missing, or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have any information to share please complete the form below

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.

Citationclose

How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your nameclose

If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.