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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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Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, by William Faithorne, published by  Peter Stent, after  Unknown artist - NPG D22726

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

by William Faithorne, published by Peter Stent, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1662
NPG D22726

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by William Faithorne, published by  Peter Stent, after  William Dobson - NPG D22928

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by William Faithorne, published by Peter Stent, after William Dobson
line engraving, published 1662
NPG D22928

Francis White, by Gérard Muntinck (Mountain), published by  Peter Stent, after  Thomas Cockson (Coxon) - NPG D35512

Francis White

by Gérard Muntinck (Mountain), published by Peter Stent, after Thomas Cockson (Coxon)
line engraving, published 1662
NPG D35512

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox, probably by William Faithorne, published by  Peter Stent, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D46382

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox

probably by William Faithorne, published by Peter Stent, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1663
NPG D46382

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox, probably by William Faithorne, published by  Peter Stent, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D46383

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox

probably by William Faithorne, published by Peter Stent, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1663
NPG D46383

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox, probably by William Faithorne, published by  Peter Stent, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D22919

James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox

probably by William Faithorne, published by Peter Stent, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1663
NPG D22919

King James I of England and VI of Scotland, published by John Overton, and published by  Peter Stent - NPG D18723

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

published by John Overton, and published by Peter Stent
line engraving, published circa 1665-1707
NPG D18723

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Sir Thomas Gresham

by Francis Delaram, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, circa 1600-1625
NPG D20063

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James Montagu

by Simon de Passe, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, 1617
NPG D17055

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Richard ('Dick') Whittington

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), sold by Peter Stent, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published circa 1618-1619
NPG D19410

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