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George Vertue

(1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 864 portraits
Antiquary and engraver, who for many years 'wrote down everything he saw, heard or read' in some forty notebooks now in the British Library. Used by Horace Walpole in 1762 as the basis for his Anecdotes of Painting, they remain one of the prime sources for the history of art in England.

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Sir Francis Drake, attributed to Jodocus Hondius, completed by  George Vertue - NPG 3905

Sir Francis Drake

attributed to Jodocus Hondius, completed by George Vertue
engraving, circa 1583
NPG 3905

Francis Sandford, by George Vertue, after  Unknown artist - NPG 4311

Francis Sandford

by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
pencil, circa 1700-1756, based on a work of circa 1680
NPG 4311

Maurice Johnson, by George Vertue - NPG 4684

Maurice Johnson

by George Vertue
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, 1731
NPG 4684

John Milton, by George Vertue, after  Jonathan Richardson, after a bust attributed to  Edward Pearce - NPG D38836

John Milton

by George Vertue, after Jonathan Richardson, after a bust attributed to Edward Pearce
line engraving and etching, (circa 1660)
NPG D38836

King James II, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D30786

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D30786

Henry Hare, 2nd Baron Coleraine, by William Faithorne, by  George Vertue - NPG D22701

Henry Hare, 2nd Baron Coleraine

by William Faithorne, by George Vertue
line engraving, 1680s
NPG D22701

King James II, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D30782

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1688)
NPG D30782

King James II, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D16728

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, (1688)
NPG D16728

King James II, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D16729

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, (1688)
NPG D16729

King James II, by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D16727

King James II

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, (1688)
NPG D16727

King Henry I, by George Vertue, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23614

King Henry I

by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D23614

King Henry I, by Pierre François Basan, after  George Vertue - NPG D23617

King Henry I

by Pierre François Basan, after George Vertue
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D23617

King John, by George Vertue - NPG D23646

King John

by George Vertue
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D23646

John of Gaunt, by John Lightbody, after  George Vertue - NPG D23710

John of Gaunt

by John Lightbody, after George Vertue
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D23710

Elizabeth of York, possibly by George Vertue - NPG D23863

Elizabeth of York

possibly by George Vertue
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D23863

Geoffrey Chaucer, by George Vertue - NPG D24073

Geoffrey Chaucer

by George Vertue
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D24073

Thomas Wolsey, possibly by George Vertue, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24248

Thomas Wolsey

possibly by George Vertue, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24248

Called Lady Jane Grey, possibly by George Vertue - NPG D24999

Called Lady Jane Grey

possibly by George Vertue
line engraving, possibly early to mid 18th century
NPG D24999

Unknown sitter, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots, by George Vertue, after  Unknown artist - NPG D25055

Unknown sitter, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots

by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D25055

Mary, Queen of Scots, by George Vertue - NPG D25088

Mary, Queen of Scots

by George Vertue
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D25088

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, by George Vertue - NPG D25168

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

by George Vertue
line engraving, probably early to mid 18th century
NPG D25168

John Jewel, by Robert Graves, after  George Vertue - NPG D25217

John Jewel

by Robert Graves, after George Vertue
line engraving, published early 18th century (1715)
NPG D25217

Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset, by George Vertue - NPG D25752

Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset

by George Vertue
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D25752

Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset, by George Vertue - NPG D25754

Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset

by George Vertue
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D25754

The lines of Plantagenet, Lancaster and York, by George Vertue - NPG D32045

The lines of Plantagenet, Lancaster and York

by George Vertue
etching, circa 1700-1756
NPG D32045

John Graves, by George Vertue - NPG D26173

John Graves

by George Vertue
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D26173

John Graves, by George Vertue - NPG D26174

John Graves

by George Vertue
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D26174

Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange, by George Vertue - NPG D26202

Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange

by George Vertue
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D26202

Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barbarini), by George Vertue - NPG D26220

Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barbarini)

by George Vertue
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D26220

King Charles I and Henrietta Maria, by George Vertue - NPG D26445

King Charles I and Henrietta Maria

by George Vertue
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D26445

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke, possibly by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26563

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke

possibly by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D26563

Robert Pierrepont (Pierrepoint), 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull; Lord Bernard Stuart, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26609

Robert Pierrepont (Pierrepoint), 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull; Lord Bernard Stuart

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D26609

Lord Bernard Stuart, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26610

Lord Bernard Stuart

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D26610

William Laud, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D26699

William Laud

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early to mid 18th century (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D26699

William Juxon, by George Vertue - NPG D26719

William Juxon

by George Vertue
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D26719

Gerardus Joannes Vossius, by George Vertue - NPG D26785

Gerardus Joannes Vossius

by George Vertue
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D26785

Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D27001

Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27001

Sir Bevil Grenville, by George Vertue - NPG D27004

Sir Bevil Grenville

by George Vertue
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27004

Sir Bevil Grenville, by George Vertue - NPG D27009

Sir Bevil Grenville

by George Vertue
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27009

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey and Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D27024

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey and Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27024

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, by George Vertue, after  William Dobson - NPG D27068

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

by George Vertue, after William Dobson
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27068

Sir George Lisle and Sir Charles Lucas, by George Vertue, after  William Dobson, after  Unknown artist - NPG D27197

Sir George Lisle and Sir Charles Lucas

by George Vertue, after William Dobson, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27197

Sir George Lisle and Sir Charles Lucas, by George Vertue, after  William Dobson, after  Unknown artist - NPG D27205

Sir George Lisle and Sir Charles Lucas

by George Vertue, after William Dobson, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27205

Bess of Hardwick, by George Vertue, after  Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) - NPG D28087

Bess of Hardwick

by George Vertue, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D28087

Lucy Hay (née Percy), Countess of Carlisle, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28410

Lucy Hay (née Percy), Countess of Carlisle

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D28410

Ann Douglas (née Villiers), Countess of Morton, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28466

Ann Douglas (née Villiers), Countess of Morton

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D28466

Ann Douglas (née Villiers), Countess of Morton, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28469

Ann Douglas (née Villiers), Countess of Morton

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D28469

James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28768

James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D28768

Samuel Butler, by George Vertue, after  Gilbert Soest - NPG D32493

Samuel Butler

by George Vertue, after Gilbert Soest
engraving, circa 1700-1725
NPG D32493

Samuel Butler, by George Vertue, after  Gilbert Soest - NPG D32494

Samuel Butler

by George Vertue, after Gilbert Soest
engraving, circa 1700-1725
NPG D32494

James Harrington (Sir James Harrington, 3rd Bt), by George Vertue, after  Thomas Simon - NPG D29113

James Harrington (Sir James Harrington, 3rd Bt)

by George Vertue, after Thomas Simon
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D29113

King Charles II, by George Vertue, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29256

King Charles II

by George Vertue, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D29256

Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans, by George Vertue - NPG D29334

Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans

by George Vertue
stipple engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D29334

Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans, by George Vertue - NPG D29335

Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans

by George Vertue
stipple engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D29335

Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, by George Vertue, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29493

Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich

by George Vertue, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D29493

Richard Graves, by George Vertue - NPG D29895

Richard Graves

by George Vertue
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D29895

John Milton, possibly by George Vertue - NPG D30103

John Milton

possibly by George Vertue
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D30103

Samuel Butler, by George Vertue, after  Gilbert Soest - NPG D30135

Samuel Butler

by George Vertue, after Gilbert Soest
line engraving, circa 1700-1725
NPG D30135

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