© National Portrait Gallery, London
Lord John Stuart; Lord Bernard Stuart
by James Macardell, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, mid 18th century (circa 1638)
18 1/2 in. x 13 3/4 in. (469 mm x 350 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Lord Bernard Stuart (1622-1645), 'Earl of Lichfield' and royalist Army Officer. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
- Lord John Stuart (1621-1644), Soldier; son of 3rd Duke of Lennox; brother of Lord Bernard Stuart. Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
- Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1017 portraits, Sitter associated with 31 portraits.
- James Macardell (1727 or 1728-1765), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 291 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- NPG D13176: Lord Bernard Stuart; Lord John Stuart (from same plate)
- NPG D37325: Lord Bernard Stuart; Lord John Stuart (from same plate)
- NPG D26617: Lord John Stuart; Lord Bernard Stuart (from same plate)
- NPG D42096: Lord John Stuart; Lord Bernard Stuart (from same plate)
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