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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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Sir James Cambell, by George Glover, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D27230

Sir James Cambell

by George Glover, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, published 1642
NPG D27230

Sir James Cambell, by George Glover, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D27231

Sir James Cambell

by George Glover, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, published 1642
NPG D27231

Sir William Waller, by Peter Rottermond (Rodttermondt), published by  Peter Stent, after  Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) - NPG D27126

Sir William Waller

by Peter Rottermond (Rodttermondt), published by Peter Stent, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
etching, 1643
NPG D27126

Sir William Waller, by Peter Rottermond (Rodttermondt), published by  Peter Stent, after  Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) - NPG D27130

Sir William Waller

by Peter Rottermond (Rodttermondt), published by Peter Stent, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
etching, 1643
NPG D27130

Sir William Waller, by Peter Rottermond (Rodttermondt), published by  Peter Stent, after  Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) - NPG D7556

Sir William Waller

by Peter Rottermond (Rodttermondt), published by Peter Stent, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
etching, 1643
NPG D7556

Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford, by George Glover, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D19959

Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford

by George Glover, published by Peter Stent
engraving, published circa 1643-1667
NPG D19959

William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford, by George Glover, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D19960

William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford

by George Glover, published by Peter Stent
engraving, published circa 1643-1667
NPG D19960

James IV of Scotland, published by Peter Stent - NPG D20412

James IV of Scotland

published by Peter Stent
line engraving, circa 1643-1667
NPG D20412

Christina, Queen of Sweden, by Richard Gaywood, published by  Peter Stent, after  David Beck - NPG D23243

Christina, Queen of Sweden

by Richard Gaywood, published by Peter Stent, after David Beck
etching, circa 1644-1654
NPG D23243

Edward Calver, by Wenceslaus Hollar, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D27248

Edward Calver

by Wenceslaus Hollar, published by Peter Stent
etching, 1644
NPG D27248

Christina, Queen of Sweden, by Richard Gaywood, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D28579

Christina, Queen of Sweden

by Richard Gaywood, published by Peter Stent
etching, circa 1644-1654
NPG D28579

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, probably by George Glover, published by  Peter Stent, after  Unknown artist - NPG D21327

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

probably by George Glover, published by Peter Stent, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1646
NPG D21327

Hans Holbein the Younger, by Richard Gaywood, published by  Peter Stent, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24342

Hans Holbein the Younger

by Richard Gaywood, published by Peter Stent, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, circa 1647-1665
NPG D24342

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, by John Fillian, printed and published by  Peter Stent, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D21295

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

by John Fillian, printed and published by Peter Stent, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1653
NPG D21295

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, by William Faithorne, published by  Peter Stent, after  William Dobson - NPG D22905

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

by William Faithorne, published by Peter Stent, after William Dobson
line engraving, published 1653-1663
NPG D22905

Oliver Cromwell, by Richard Gaywood, published by  Peter Stent - NPG D28675

Oliver Cromwell

by Richard Gaywood, published by Peter Stent
etching, published 1653
NPG D28675

Margaret Lemon, by Richard Gaywood, published by  Peter Stent, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D47397

Margaret Lemon

by Richard Gaywood, published by Peter Stent, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, circa 1656
NPG D47397

Margaret Lemon, by Richard Gaywood, published by  Peter Stent, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D47398

Margaret Lemon

by Richard Gaywood, published by Peter Stent, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, circa 1656
NPG D47398

Richard Cromwell, by William Haynesworth, sold by  Peter Stent - NPG D21358

Richard Cromwell

by William Haynesworth, sold by Peter Stent
line engraving, circa 1659
NPG D21358

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