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Charles de Marquetel de Saint-Evremond

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Charles de Marquetel de Saint-Evremond, by James Parmentier, circa 1701 -NPG 566 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Charles de Marquetel de Saint-Evremond

by James Parmentier
circa 1701
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm)
NPG 566

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A version at Knole dated 1701 shows the same head but with the body turned further right with differing drapery; [1] two versions of this Knole composition are recorded: one, differing in the tie of the cravat, engraved by P. A. Gunst c.1709 from a drawing by B. Arlaud (N. Parmentier pinxit 1703), and G. Vertue 1712 (reversed; N. Parmentier pinxit 1701); [2] another, a painted oval surrounded by grotesques (taken from the Description de la Grotte de Versailles 1672), sold Christie’s at Clifton Hampden, 25-26 September 2000, lot 13.

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1) C. J. Phillips, History of the Sackville Family, 1929, II, p 442, where an inscription on the lining canvas is read as: ‘Parmentl Pingebat Anno 1701’; according to the 1960 Courtauld Institute photographic survey (Knole II, no.137) this reads: Parmenth pingst/Anno 1701/No 3.
2) D. Alexander, ‘George Vertue as an Engraver’, Wal. Soc., LXX, 2008, no.88.

Referenceback to top

Ellis 1843
Sir Henry Ellis, List of Portraits suspended on the Walls of the Eastern Zoological Gallery, British Museum, no.94.

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, pp 306-07.

Provenanceback to top

Presented to the British Musem 1760 by Matthew Maty MD 1718-76, Principal Librarian 1772-76; transferred to the NPG 1879.

Exhibitionsback to top

Lyme Park 1999–.


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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