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Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt

(circa 1610-1669), Parliamentary general and Lord Mayor of London

Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir Richard Browne, 1st Baronet was of low birth, and worked as a wood monger. He joined Cromwell's army in 1644 and fought on the Parliamentarian side during the civil wars. Browne became an MP in 1645, and was Sheriff of the City of London and Alderman of the City of London from 1648 to 1649. Disillusioned with the protectorate, he was one of those who called for the return of the monarchy. He met Charles II at the head of his triumphal procession into London in 1660; the king rewarded him for this action by knighting him and making him a baronet. Browne was elected Lord Mayor of London in 1660.

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Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt, by Unknown artist - NPG 2109

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, after 1648
NPG 2109

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt, by R.S. - NPG D27151

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt

by R.S.
line engraving, published 1647
NPG D27151

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt, after Unknown artist - NPG D27160

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1649
NPG D27160

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt, after Unknown artist, published by  William Richardson - NPG D27153

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt

after Unknown artist, published by William Richardson
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D27153

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt, by Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, or by  Edward Harding, published by  E. & S. Harding - NPG D27154

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt

by Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, or by Edward Harding, published by E. & S. Harding
stipple and line engraving, published 1796
NPG D27154

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt, after Unknown engraver - NPG D963

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt

after Unknown engraver
pen and ink, early 19th century? (1649)
NPG D963

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt, after Unknown engraver - NPG D964

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt

after Unknown engraver
pen and ink, early 19th century? (1647)
NPG D964

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