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George Vertue

(1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 864 portraits
Antiquary and engraver, who for many years 'wrote down everything he saw, heard or read' in some forty notebooks now in the British Library. Used by Horace Walpole in 1762 as the basis for his Anecdotes of Painting, they remain one of the prime sources for the history of art in England.

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Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey and Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D27024

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey and Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27024

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, by George Vertue, after  William Dobson - NPG D27068

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

by George Vertue, after William Dobson
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27068

Sir George Lisle and Sir Charles Lucas, by George Vertue, after  William Dobson, after  Unknown artist - NPG D27197

Sir George Lisle and Sir Charles Lucas

by George Vertue, after William Dobson, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27197

Sir George Lisle and Sir Charles Lucas, by George Vertue, after  William Dobson, after  Unknown artist - NPG D27205

Sir George Lisle and Sir Charles Lucas

by George Vertue, after William Dobson, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27205

Bess of Hardwick, by George Vertue, after  Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) - NPG D28087

Bess of Hardwick

by George Vertue, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D28087

Lucy Hay (née Percy), Countess of Carlisle, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28410

Lucy Hay (née Percy), Countess of Carlisle

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D28410

Ann Douglas (née Villiers), Countess of Morton, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28466

Ann Douglas (née Villiers), Countess of Morton

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D28466

Ann Douglas (née Villiers), Countess of Morton, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28469

Ann Douglas (née Villiers), Countess of Morton

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D28469

James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28768

James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D28768

Samuel Butler, by George Vertue, after  Gilbert Soest - NPG D32493

Samuel Butler

by George Vertue, after Gilbert Soest
engraving, circa 1700-1725
NPG D32493

Samuel Butler, by George Vertue, after  Gilbert Soest - NPG D32494

Samuel Butler

by George Vertue, after Gilbert Soest
engraving, circa 1700-1725
NPG D32494

James Harrington (Sir James Harrington, 3rd Bt), by George Vertue, after  Thomas Simon - NPG D29113

James Harrington (Sir James Harrington, 3rd Bt)

by George Vertue, after Thomas Simon
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D29113

King Charles II, by George Vertue, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29256

King Charles II

by George Vertue, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D29256

Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans, by George Vertue - NPG D29334

Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans

by George Vertue
stipple engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D29334

Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans, by George Vertue - NPG D29335

Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans

by George Vertue
stipple engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D29335

Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, by George Vertue, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29493

Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich

by George Vertue, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D29493

Richard Graves, by George Vertue - NPG D29895

Richard Graves

by George Vertue
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D29895

John Milton, possibly by George Vertue - NPG D30103

John Milton

possibly by George Vertue
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D30103

Samuel Butler, by George Vertue, after  Gilbert Soest - NPG D30135

Samuel Butler

by George Vertue, after Gilbert Soest
line engraving, circa 1700-1725
NPG D30135

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