Early Stuart Portraits Catalogue
John Bunyan (1628-1688), Author of 'The Pilgrim's Progress'
John Brown, John Bunyan, 1928, pp 412-14.
Gordon Roe 1945
F. Gordon Roe, ‘The Face of Bunyan’, Connoisseur, CXV, 1945, pp 10-15.
Drawing of head by Robert White inscribed J. Bunion, British Museum (Binyon IV, p 338, no.6). Engr. R. White (F. O’Donoghue & H. M. Hake, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits in the ... British Museum, 1905-25, 5); J. Sturt 1692 (F. O’Donoghue & H. M. Hake, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits in the ... British Museum, 1905-25, 6); R. Young; J. Stephenson; J. Swaine, H. Bourne (from a copy by E. H. Wehnert), W. Holl (from a copy by W. Derby), etc (see F. O’Donoghue & H. M. Hake, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits in the ... British Museum, 1905-25, 7-10).
Painting by Thomas Sadler, see NPG 1311.
‘an original now in the possession of Mr Field, a watchmaker at Bath’ (Granger VI, 110), remains unidentified.
A portrait belonging to Henry Stimson c.1763 (see NPG 1311).
19th/20th century Images
Recumbent effigy on Bunyan’s funerary monument by Edgar George Papworth senior; Bunhill Fields, London. A half-size model exh. RA 1863, no.1105.
Bust by E. W. Wyon; copy sold Tennants, Leyburn, 29-30 March 2007, lot 198. A 19th-century Wedgwood model is mentioned by R. Reilly, Wedgwood, 1989, II, p 466.
Bronze statue by Edgar Boehm; Market Place, Bedford. A model dated 1875 is in the Bunyan Museum, Bedford.
Stone figure by Robert Bridgeman; John Rylands Library, Manchester.
Stone figure by Richard Garbe; Baptist Church House, Holborn.
Andrew Geddes, Bunyan in Bedford Gaol writing the Pilgrim’s Progress, Christie’s, 20 April 1977, lot 202.
George Harvey: Bunyan imagining the Pilgrim’s Progress in Bedford Jail, priv. coll. 1922.
George Harvey, Bunyan and his blind Daughter in Bedford Goal, Christie’s, 23 May 1995, lot 83.
Anon., three-quarter length seated, right hand on an upright Bible, engr. W. Sharp 1819 ‘from the picture formerly in the possession of the late George Phillips Esqr’; a half-length version without the Bible, engr. H. Bourne (‘From a Painting in the possession of John Fenwick Esq.’; illus. F. Gordon Roe, ‘The Face of Bunyan’, Connoisseur, CXV, 1945, pp 14, 15).
This extended catalogue entry is by John Ingamells, one of a limited number of entries drafted in 2010 for the incomplete catalogue, Early Stuart Portraits 1625-1685, and is as written 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.