© National Portrait Gallery, London
William Laud; William Juxon
by George Vertue Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, 1731
13 1/4 in. x 9 in. (338 mm x 230 mm) plate size; 16 5/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (421 mm x 300 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- William Juxon (1582-1663), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 61 portraits.
- George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 852 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- NPG D19544: William Laud; William Juxon (from same plate)
- NPG D26717: William Laud; William Juxon (from same plate)
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