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Peter Stent

(circa 1613-1665), Printseller and printer

Artist associated with 71 portraits
Peter Stent was a printseller, who from the early 1640s until his death ran one of the biggest printmaking businesses of the day. In around 1642, he opened a shop in Giltspur Street, London, where he sold engravings printed on his own rolling presses. The civil wars presented Stent with the opportunity to purchase over 700 plates from a number of printsellers and artists, and he ended up holding over eight times as many plates as any of his predecessors. He published prints across a variety of subjects, from business forms to portraits. They were sold not for their artistic merit as much as for their profitability.

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William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset, after Unknown artist, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D28171

William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset

after Unknown artist, published by Peter Stent
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D28171

Mary (née Ruthven), Lady van Dyck, by Richard Gaywood, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D28481

Mary (née Ruthven), Lady van Dyck

by Richard Gaywood, after Sir Anthony van Dyck, published by Peter Stent
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D28481

Thomas Hobson, by John Payne, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D28491

Thomas Hobson

by John Payne, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D28491

Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, by Thomas Cecill, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D28556

Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden

by Thomas Cecill, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, circa 1630
NPG D28556

Charles X, King of Sweden, by Richard Gaywood, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D28577

Charles X, King of Sweden

by Richard Gaywood, published by Peter Stent
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D28577

Nicholas Lockyer, after Unknown artist, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D28825

Nicholas Lockyer

after Unknown artist, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D28825

King Charles II, by John Chantry, published by  Peter Stent, after  William Faithorne - NPG D29258

King Charles II

by John Chantry, published by Peter Stent, after William Faithorne
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29258

Catherine of Braganza, published by Peter Stent, published by  John Overton, after  Unknown artist - NPG D29301

Catherine of Braganza

published by Peter Stent, published by John Overton, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D29301

Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort, possibly by Richard Gaywood, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D29476

Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort

possibly by Richard Gaywood, published by Peter Stent
etching and line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29476

James Ussher, published by Peter Stent, after  Unknown artist - NPG D33197

James Ussher

published by Peter Stent, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D33197

James Ussher, published by Peter Stent, after  Unknown artist - NPG D33198

James Ussher

published by Peter Stent, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D33198

Sir William Waller, published by Peter Stent - NPG D40732

Sir William Waller

published by Peter Stent
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D40732

Maurice, Prince Palatine, by Unknown artist, sold by  Peter Stent - NPG D18144

Maurice, Prince Palatine

by Unknown artist, sold by Peter Stent
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D18144

King Charles I, by Unknown artist, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D18202

King Charles I

by Unknown artist, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D18202

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, published by Peter Stent, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D16599

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

published by Peter Stent, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D16599

Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland, by John Payne, published by  Peter Stent, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D46403

Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland

by John Payne, published by Peter Stent, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1635-1648 (1635)
NPG D46403

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, published by Peter Stent, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23406

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

published by Peter Stent, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1640s
NPG D23406

King Charles I, published by Peter Stent, after  Wenceslaus Hollar - NPG D18273

King Charles I

published by Peter Stent, after Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, 1640s
NPG D18273

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, by George Glover, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D27089

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

by George Glover, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, circa 1642
NPG D27089

Sir James Cambell, by George Glover, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D27224

Sir James Cambell

by George Glover, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, published 1642
NPG D27224

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