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Sir Robert Vyner (Viner), Bt

(1631-1688), Goldsmith and banker; Lord Mayor of London

Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Robert, a wealthy goldsmith and banker, made the regalia for the coronation of Charles II, 1661. He lent extensively to the government and incurred financial difficulties because these loans had not been repaid. He was Lord Mayor of London in 1674, but was declared bankrupt in 1683 or 4. He died broken-hearted at the death of his only son.

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The Family of Sir Robert Vyner, by John Michael Wright - NPG 5568

The Family of Sir Robert Vyner

by John Michael Wright
oil on canvas, 1673
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5568

Sir Robert Vyner (Viner), Bt, by William Faithorne - NPG D22971

Sir Robert Vyner (Viner), Bt

by William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1665
NPG D22971

Sir Robert Vyner (Viner), Bt, after William Faithorne, published by  E. & S. Harding - NPG D29962

Sir Robert Vyner (Viner), Bt

after William Faithorne, published by E. & S. Harding
line engraving, published 1796
NPG D29962


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