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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

William Wake (1657-1737), Archbishop of Canterbury

Primate; Christ Church, Oxford; BA 1676, MA 1679; chaplain to the embassy in Paris 1682-85; DD 1689; Dean of Exeter 1701-05; Bishop of Lincoln 1705-16; Archbishop of Canterbury 1716-37, but from 1719 withdrew from public affairs; a scholarly church historian, he published the State of the Church and Clergy of England 1703.

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.