Words and inscriptions

A selection of portraits with interesting written text either written across image or as a footnote to the image.
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Queen Elizabeth I ('The Ditchley portrait')
by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
circa 1592
NPG 2561

The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators, 1605
by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
circa 1605
NPG 334a

King Charles I
by William Marshall
NPG D10624

John Gay
by George Bickham the Elder, after William Aikman
published 1729
NPG D9490

Thomas Augustine Arne
after Francesco Bartolozzi
1770-1782, based on a work of circa 1770
NPG 1130

Peter Stephen Paul Brook
by Angus McBean
circa 1959

Angus McBean
by Angus McBean
NPG x125282

Samuel Beckett
by Tom Phillips
NPG 6467

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