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John Knox

John Knox, by Hendrik Hondius (Hond), after  Adrian Vanson (van Son), 1602 - NPG D20939 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Knox

by Hendrik Hondius (Hond), after Adrian Vanson (van Son)
line engraving, 1602
6 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (170 mm x 121 mm) plate size; 7 3/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (186 mm x 137 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D20939

Sitterback to top

  • John Knox (circa 1514-1572), Scottish reformer and historian. Sitter associated with 35 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Hendrik Hondius (Hond) (1573-1650), Printmaker, draughtsman and publisher. Artist associated with 24 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Adrian Vanson (van Son) (died 1602), Court painter to James VI of Scotland. Artist associated with 10 portraits.

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