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Unknown man, formerly known as Matthew Henry

Unknown man, formerly known as Matthew Henry, by Unknown artist, circa 1710 -NPG 982i - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Unknown man, formerly known as Matthew Henry

by Unknown artist
circa 1710
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm) oval
NPG 982i

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Formerly known as Matthew Henry (1662-1714), the Presbyterian minister from Broadoak, Flintshire. He was latterly corpulent and forbidding, but his engraved portrait by Vertue of 1710 (the most authentic image) shows a high forehead and wider eyes, rendering the identification of this very poor portrait uncertain.

Referenceback to top

Simon & Saywell (eds.) 2004
Complete Illustrated Catalogue, NPG, ed. J. Simon & D. Saywell, 2004, p 691.

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Offered by E. Hardy of Newcastle, May 1892, rejected by the Trustees but unclaimed thereafter; accessioned 1896.


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.

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