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Henry Capel, Baron Capel of Tewkesbury

(1638-1696), Establisher of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, politician and government official; son of 1st Baron Capel

Sitter associated with 3 portraits
Like his elder brother Arthur, Henry Capel opposed the succession of James II and subsequently held office under William III. He is responsible for establishing a garden at Kew.

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The Capel Family, by Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) - NPG 4759

The Capel Family

by Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
oil on canvas, circa 1640
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4759

Henry Capel, Baron Capel of Tewkesbury, by John Hoskins - NPG 5703

Henry Capel, Baron Capel of Tewkesbury

by John Hoskins
watercolour on vellum, circa 1655
On display in the Room 5 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5703

Unknown man engraved as Henry Capel, Baron Capel of Tewkesbury, after a print published by Henry Colburn - NPG D42206

Unknown man engraved as Henry Capel, Baron Capel of Tewkesbury

after a print published by Henry Colburn
photograph, early 20th century (1827)
NPG D42206


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