John Gerard

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John Gerard, by William Rogers, after  Unknown artist, published 1598 - NPG D2756 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Gerard

by William Rogers, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1598
7 3/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (186 mm x 149 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D2756

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  • John Gerard (1545-1612), Herbalist. Sitter in 4 portraits.

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This elaborate portrait of John Gerard appears his Herball, or, Generall Historie of Plants published in 1598. In the early 1600s Gerard's Herball was one of the most widely-owned books, which would have made his likeness very well-known. William Rogers was the first English engraver to attain a high level of recognition.

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