© National Portrait Gallery, London
The Seven Bishops committed to the Tower in 1688
by Robert White, published by Thomas Basset, published by Thomas Fox Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1689
10 3/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (265 mm x 162 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Thomas Basset (active 1680-1689), Publisher. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Thomas Fox (active 1680-1689), Publisher. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Robert White (1645-1703), Engraver. Artist associated with 607 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Thomas Ken (1637-1711), Bishop of Bath and Wells. Sitter in 20 portraits.
- John Lake (1624-1689), Bishop of Chichester. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- William Lloyd (1627-1717), Bishop of Worcester. Sitter in 19 portraits.
- William Sancroft (1617-1693), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter in 29 portraits.
- Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 3rd Bt (1650-1721), Bishop of Winchester. Sitter associated with 15 portraits.
- Francis Turner (1638?-1700), Bishop of Ely. Sitter in 14 portraits.
- Thomas White (1628-1698), Bishop of Peterborough. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- NPG D1333: The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688 (from same plate)
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