- Extended catalogue entry
Early Stuart Portraits Catalogue
after Robert White
based on a work of 1670
28 1/2 in. x 24 1/4 in. (724 mm x 616 mm)
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Versions exhibited Third Exhibition of National Portraits, South Kensington, 1866 (1008),  belonging to the Congregation of Independents, Kidderminster; with the Standerwick family in 1905,  and see also NPG 875.
These portraits derive from engravings by Robert White (R: White delin: et sculp:) showing a half-length figure holding a book at his breast with a drape and church window behind him, first published in 1670 (for Baxter’s Life of Faith) and re-issued as a larger plate in 1671, 1673 and 1685; a reversed but similar half-length oval figure by White, without the hand and background detail, was published in 1681 (Richardi Baxteri Ministri Jesu Christi) and White’s pupil, Arthur Soly, engraved a small oval version in 1683.
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Referenceback to top
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625–1714, 1963, p 22.
Conservationback to top
Lined 1891 and 1895; prominent craquelure; unevenly discoloured varnish.
Provenanceback to top
Presented by Dr Andrew Gifford to the British Museum 1760; transferred to NPG 1879.
Exhibitionsback to top
Andrew Marvell and His Contemporaries, Hull, 1978, no.8.
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.
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