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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Sir John Chardin (1643-1712), Diamond merchant and travel writer

His portraits show a prominent bag beneath his left eye.

c.1664
Miniature enamel by Jean Petitot, bust-length oval. Louvre (35.673). Painted before Chardin set out to the Levant, or c.1670, when he returned; costume favours the earlier date.

1686
Drawn and engraved by David Loggan, bust-length oval in long wig with lace cravat (D: Loggan ad Vivum Sculp), front. for Chardin’s Travels, 1686. A similar, reversed, engraving by J. Gole.

c.1700
Painting ascribed to Dahl, bust-length in a painted oval, with long wig falling over his shoulder. Royal Society, presented 1887 (N. H. Robinson, The Royal Society Catalogue of Portraits, 1980, pp 52-53, illus.).

1711
Unattributed painting, see NPG 5161.

A portrait attributed to John Vanderbank was listed at Donington Park, Leics., in 1788 (MS Inventory, Huntington Library, San Marino) and 1804 (G. P. Harding, List of Portraits, Pictures in Various Mansions of the United Kingdom, III, 25).

Doubtful Portraits
Painting by François Rivière, three-quarter-length standing, an eastern town in the distance, signed and dated 1699; London art market 1992.

Painting attributed to Pierre Mignard, half-length, left hand on hip, right hand at chest holding drape; Sotheby’s NY, 4 June 1987, lot 52 (L. Nikolenko, Mignard, 1982, p 100, no.27 as a possible attribution).

Unattributed painting, three-quarter-length standing, holding a paper in his right hand, a globe behind him; Government Art Collection (2246; illus. The Public Catalogue Foundation, Government Art Collection, 2007, p 315), from Sotheby’s, 29 July 1953, lot 67.



This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.