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Edward Colston

1 of 2 portraits of Edward Colston

Edward Colston, by George Vertue, after  Jonathan Richardson, published 1722 - NPG D27544 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Edward Colston

by George Vertue, after Jonathan Richardson
line engraving, published 1722
15 in. x 10 5/8 in. (380 mm x 270 mm) plate size; 15 7/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (402 mm x 295 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford, 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D27544


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Sitterback to top

  • Edward Colston (1636-1721), Merchant and philanthropist. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Jonathan Richardson (1665-1745), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 120 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
  • George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 845 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D34050: Edward Colston (impression from same plate as)