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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'.

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Endymion Porter, by Daniel Mytens - NPG 5492

Endymion Porter

by Daniel Mytens
oil on canvas, 1627
On display in rooms at Montacute House
NPG 5492

Endymion Porter, by William Faithorne, published by  Thomas Rowlett, after  William Dobson - NPG D22906

Endymion Porter

by William Faithorne, published by Thomas Rowlett, after William Dobson
line engraving, circa 1646 (circa 1643-1645)
NPG D22906

Endymion Porter, by William Faithorne, published by  Thomas Rowlett, after  William Dobson - NPG D20268

Endymion Porter

by William Faithorne, published by Thomas Rowlett, after William Dobson
line engraving, circa 1646 (circa 1643-1645)
NPG D20268

Endymion Porter, after Claude Warin - NPG D27261

Endymion Porter

after Claude Warin
mezzotint, 18th century
NPG D27261

Endymion Porter; Sir Anthony van Dyck, by Fernando Selma, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D38810

Endymion Porter; Sir Anthony van Dyck

by Fernando Selma, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D38810

Endymion Porter; Sir Anthony van Dyck, by Fernando Selma, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D40363

Endymion Porter; Sir Anthony van Dyck

by Fernando Selma, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D40363

Endymion Porter, after Claude Warin, published by  John Thane - NPG D27257

Endymion Porter

after Claude Warin, published by John Thane
line engraving, published 1793
NPG D27257

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