7 of 608 portraits by Robert White
- Extended catalogue entry
Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue
by Bernard Lens (III), after a drawing by Robert White
3 1/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. (79 mm x 64 mm) oval
Inscriptionback to top
Signed above his left shoulder: BL in monogram.
This portraitback to top
NPG 5118 is based on an engraving by R. White (Mr Fleetwood A.M. … R. White ad Vivum sculp.), published between 1683 and 1705;  a later version engraved by M. Vandergucht shows a Bishop’s rochet and chimere (i.e. after 1708), as here.
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Referenceback to top
J. Ingamells, The English Episcopal Portrait 1559-1835, catalogue, 1981, p 187.
Simon & Saywell (eds.) 2004
Complete Illustrated Catalogue, NPG, ed. J. Simon & D. Saywell, 2004, p 221.
Provenanceback to top
Rev W. H. Thomlinson; his cousin William Benthall (1736-1811);1 Brig. G. Viner, Limner Antiques, from whom purchased 1977 (and see NPG 5119).
1 Inscribed, verso, on a paper glued to the wooden backing: William Fleetwood/Bishop of Ely and, in a later hand: a friend of the Rev W. H. Thomlinson who left this miniature by Bernard Lens to his cousin/William Benthall/1736-1811.
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.