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Portrait miniature - A Man, called Edward Gregory
  • A Man, called Edward Gregory
    Flatman, Thomas, born 1635 - died 1688
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A Man, called Edward Gregory

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    ca.1665 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Flatman, Thomas, born 1635 - died 1688 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on vellum put down on pasteboard

  • Credit Line:

    Alan Evans Bequest, given by the National Gallery

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 1, box G

Physical description

Portrait of a man, head and shoulders, to front, his hair long and wearing a cravat tied in a bow. Features firmly hatched in brown and sanguine, with touches of white in the eyes, on a pale carnation ground; the hair in brown wash, lined and hatched with darker colour and with pale gouache for the lights; cravat in grey wash modelled in white; the robe in brown washes with the lights in gold; background to the left a brown wash, and to the right a sky and landscape in opaque washes; on vellum put down on pasteboard.

Frame: Modern gilt-brass, flat front, formed by bending the flat strip sides over to make a rebate for the glass; the sides pierced by three pin-holes for securing the slightly convex backplate; the hanger of D-section, channelled down the middle and bifurcating into reverse turns before beginning diminishing spirals of three turns.

Place of Origin

England (painted)


ca.1665 (painted)


Flatman, Thomas, born 1635 - died 1688 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on vellum put down on pasteboard

Marks and inscriptions

Signed in yellow, centre left

'Mr Gregory./ Clerk of the Cheque,/ at Chatham, by T.Flatman / signed in monogram.'
On the back of the locket a label inscribed perhaps by Wallop


Height: 62 mm, Width: 51 mm

Object history note

Provenance: Acquired from an unrecorded source by the Hon. F H A Wallop before 1921 ; lent to the V&A 1927-49; the ownership transferred to Alan Evans, June 1933, and by him bequeathed to the National Gallery, 1974; placed on indeterminate loan at the V&A.

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature a man, called Edward Gregory, watercolour on vellum by Thomas Flatman, ca.1665.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Murdoch, John. Seventeenth-century English Miniatures in the Collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum. London: The Stationery Office in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1997.


Watercolour; Vellum



Subjects depicted

Man; Landscape


Paintings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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