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Richard Baxter

(1615-1691), Puritan divine

Early Stuart Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 25 portraits
Baxter was ordained in 1638 and he became a minister at Kidderminster in Worcestershire in 1641. During the civil wars, he served as a chaplain to one of Cromwell's regiments, after which he returned to Kidderminster. After the Restoration in 1660, Baxter settled in London. He had been made a king's chaplain, and was offered the post of Bishop of Hereford, but turned down the offer, an act that ended his ecclesiastical career. In his later years, he was a prolific writer of almost two hundred treatises. The work for which he is best remembered was A Call to the Unconverted (1658), which was credited with numerous conversions and formed one of the core texts of evangelicalism until the nineteenth century.

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A Compleat Collection..., after Unknown artist - NPG D29685

A Compleat Collection...

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29685

Richard Baxter, by or after Robert White - NPG D29730

Richard Baxter

by or after Robert White
line engraving, mid-late 17th century
NPG D29730

The Farewell Sermons of ..., after Unknown artist - NPG D29680

The Farewell Sermons of ...

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1662
NPG D29680

The Farewell Sermons of ..., after Unknown artist - NPG D29704

The Farewell Sermons of ...

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1662
NPG D29704

Richard Baxter, by Michael Vandergucht - NPG D29732

Richard Baxter

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D29732

Richard Baxter, by Michael Vandergucht - NPG D29734

Richard Baxter

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, late 17th-early 18th century
NPG D29734

Richard Baxter, by John Sturt - NPG D29735

Richard Baxter

by John Sturt
line engraving, late 17th-early 18th century
NPG D29735

Richard Baxter, by Michael Vandergucht - NPG D29739

Richard Baxter

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, late 17th-early 18th century
NPG D29739

Richard Baxter, by Robert White - NPG D29729

Richard Baxter

by Robert White
line engraving, published 1673
NPG D29729

Richard Baxter, by Robert White - NPG D22609

Richard Baxter

by Robert White
line engraving, published 1677
NPG D22609

Richard Baxter, by Robert White - NPG D29731

Richard Baxter

by Robert White
line engraving, published 1677
NPG D29731

Richard Baxter, by Robert White - NPG D18617

Richard Baxter

by Robert White
line engraving, published 1677
NPG D18617

Richard Baxter, by Robert White - NPG D29736

Richard Baxter

by Robert White
line engraving, published 1681
NPG D29736

Richard Baxter, by Robert White - NPG D14790

Richard Baxter

by Robert White
line engraving, published 1681
NPG D14790

Richard Baxter, by George Vertue - NPG D29733

Richard Baxter

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1714
NPG D29733

Richard Baxter, by Jonathan Spilsbury, after  John Riley - NPG D21517

Richard Baxter

by Jonathan Spilsbury, after John Riley
mezzotint, published 1763
NPG D21517

Richard Baxter, by Jonathan Spilsbury, after  John Riley - NPG D681

Richard Baxter

by Jonathan Spilsbury, after John Riley
mezzotint, published 1763
NPG D681

Richard Baxter, by Slack - NPG D29737

Richard Baxter

by Slack
line engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D29737

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