© National Portrait Gallery, London
William Laud; William Juxon
by George Vertue, published by John Ryall, and published by Robert Withy Click on the links below to find out more
engraving, published 1757
13 3/8 in. x 9 in. (340 mm x 230 mm) plate size; 14 in. x 9 5/8 in. (355 mm x 243 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- William Juxon (1582-1663), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 61 portraits.
- John Ryall (active 1755-1794), Printseller and bookseller. Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 849 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Robert Withy (active 1746-1766), Book and printseller. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- NPG D26717: William Laud; William Juxon (from same plate)
- NPG D37185: William Laud; William Juxon (from same plate)
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Art and science
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.Philosopher David Hume publishes The Natural History of Religion
.Artist William Blake is born in Soho, London.
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