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Isaac Fuller

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fuller was one of the most flamboyant artists of his time, producing large-scale history paintings and strikingly original portraits. He was an influential teacher and produced the earliest British drawing book (1654), but his bohemian lifestyle aroused controversy. John Evelyn described an altarpiece as 'too full of nakeds for a chapell' and Sir Peter Lely lamented 'that so great a genius should besot or neglect so great a talent'.

National Portrait Gallery, London


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    125.7 x 100.3 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    Purchased, 1925


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