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Robert Peake the Elder

(circa 1551-1619), Portrait and decorative painter

Artist associated with 7 portraits
Robert Peake the Elder was a painter active in the later part of Elizabeth I's reign and for most of the reign of James I. In 1604, he was appointed picture maker to Prince Henry, and in 1607, serjeant-painter to King James I, a post he shared with John De Critz. Peake was the only English-born painter of a group of four artists whose workshops were closely connected. The others were De Critz, Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, and the miniature painter Isaac Oliver. Peake was the father of William Peake, painter and printseller, and grandfather of Sir Robert Peake, printseller.

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Sir Charles Cornwallis, by Robert Peake the Elder, and  studio of Robert Peake the Elder - NPG 4867

Sir Charles Cornwallis

by Robert Peake the Elder, and studio of Robert Peake the Elder
oil on panel, circa 1610
NPG 4867

The Procession Picture of Elizabeth I, by George Vertue, probably after  Robert Peake the Elder - NPG D31831

The Procession Picture of Elizabeth I

by George Vertue, probably after Robert Peake the Elder
line engraving, 1742 (circa 1601)
NPG D31831

Sir Edward Grimston, by Henry Bone, after  Robert Peake the Elder - NPG D17137

Sir Edward Grimston

by Henry Bone, after Robert Peake the Elder
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, March 1819
NPG D17137

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Sir William Pope, 1st Earl of Downe

by Robert Peake the Elder
oil on canvas, circa 1605
NPG L265

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Henry, Prince of Wales; Sir John Harington

by R. Clamp, published by Edward Evans, after Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after Robert Peake the Elder
stipple engraving, published 1796 (1603)
NPG D19732

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