Endymion Porter(1587-1649), Poet and courtier
Sitter in 8 portraits
The friend and patron of poets and artists, Porter was a protégé of Charles I's favourite, George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham. He was instrumental in bringing van Dyck to England in 1632 and later sat for portraits by van Dyck and William Dobson. Porter was a groom of the bedchamber to King Charles I, who admired him 'for his general learning, brave stile, sweet temper, great experience, travels and modern languages'.
after John Singleton Copley
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