Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue
Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), Diarist and naval administrator
‘a little over five foot tall, and his sensitivity about his appearance may have led to some discreet over-statement on the artist’s part ...’ (R. Barber in Samuel Pepys Esqre, exhibition catalogue, NPG, 1970, discussing the ‘Greenhill’ portrait).
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1) Translated in the 19th century; a selection published 1825; an edited version, 8 vols, published 1893-96; first fully published by R. Latham & W. Matthews in 9 vols + companion and index, 1970-83.
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.