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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

William Wake (1657-1737), Archbishop of Canterbury

See also J. Ingamells, The English Episcopal Portrait 1559-1835, catalogue, 1981, pp 398-99.

1688
Drawing by Robert White, small oval with black wig, dated, was in the collection of Martin Folkes (G. Vertue, Notebooks, Wal. Soc., XXVI, 1938, p 50).

c.1715-20
Painting by Thomas Gibson, three-quarter-length seated, wearing rochet and chimere. Christ Church, Oxford (Mrs R. L. Poole, Catalogue of Portraits in the possession of the University, Colleges, City and County of Oxford, III, pp 57-58, no.146; J. Ingamells, The English Episcopal Portrait 1559-1835, catalogue, 1981 illus.). Engraved G. White as half-length oval (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 52). A copy in St James’s church, Piccadilly. A bust-length engraving by M. Vandergucht closely resembles this type.

Painting attributed to Gibson, three-quarter-length seated, book in left hand resting on chair arm, the arms of Wake as Archbishop of Canterbury behind. Pythouse, Salisbury. The head closely resembles the preceding Gibson type.

after 1715
Engraving by M. Vandergucht, three-quarter-length, wearing rochet and chimere, left hand at breast, cap in right hand, as Archbishop of Canterbury.

1725
Bronze medal by Jean Dassier (Medallic Illustrations of The History of Great Britain and Ireland, British Museum, cxlvi/4; W. Eisler, The Dassiers of Geneva: Jean Dassier, 2002, p 190, no.1, illus. f.p.225); the dedicatory medal for Dassier’s set of Church Reformers.

c.1725
Painting by Thomas Hill, see NPG 22.

1729
Drawing by William Stukeley, profile, dated 17 July 1729 (listed in W. Stukeley, Family Memoirs, 1887, III, p 485, no.17). Untraced. Wake was corresponding with Stukeley over his coin collection by 1727.

c.1732
Painting by John Ellis, three-quarter-length seated, wearing rochet and chimere, book in right hand in lap, engraved J. Faber II (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 369).

c.1735
Unattributed painting, three-quarter-length standing, left hand at breast, wearing rochet and chimere, Wake’s arms as Archbishop behind. Christie’s, 18 July 1941, lot 133; with D. Minlore 1941.

1736
Painting by Isaac Whood, three-quarter-length seated, wearing rochet and chimere, signed and dated. Lambeth Palace. Exhibited Second Special Exhibition of National Portraits ( ... William and Mary to MDCCC), South Kensington, 1867, no.221.



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.