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'Worthies of Britain' (Edmund Spenser; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Fletcher; Francis Beaumont)

5 of 14 portraits of John Fletcher

'Worthies of Britain' (Edmund Spenser; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Fletcher; Francis Beaumont), by Francis Kyte, printed and sold by  John Bowles, circa 1725-1745 - NPG D20292 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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'Worthies of Britain' (Edmund Spenser; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Fletcher; Francis Beaumont)

by Francis Kyte, printed and sold by John Bowles
mezzotint, circa 1725-1745
14 in. x 10 1/8 in. (355 mm x 258 mm) plate size; 14 1/4 in. x 10 3/8 in. (363 mm x 264 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D20292


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  • John Bowles (1701?-1779), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 114 portraits.
  • Francis Kyte (active 1710-died 1744), Engraver and portrait painter. Artist associated with 32 portraits.