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Sir William Temple

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1679 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Banck, Pieter van der, born 1649 - died 1697 (engraver)
    Lely, Peter (Sir), born 1618 - died 1680 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 4

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, head and shoulders, looking half left, within an oval border of laurel leaves, upon a plinth.

Place of Origin

England (printed)


1679 (printed)


Banck, Pieter van der, born 1649 - died 1697 (engraver)
Lely, Peter (Sir), born 1618 - died 1680 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'P. Lely Pinxit P. Vandrebanc Sculp. / 1679'
Lettered with name of sitter, biographical details etc. in Latin and

'Exchanged with Mr. Granger for duplicates at Milton near Cambridge July 3. 1770. Wm: Cole.'
Inscribed on the back


Height: 34.3 cm, Width: 25.1 cm

Object history note

According to an inscription on the back, this print was exchanged between a Mr. Granger and William Cole in 1770.

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Sir William Temple, engraving by Pieter van der Banck after Peter Lely, 1679.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.
O'Donoghue, Freeman. British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1908-25.
Beckett, R. B. Lely. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1951. viii, 70 p. ill.



Subjects depicted

Author; Diplomat


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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