Robert Peake the Elder

1551 - 1619

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Robert Peake the Elder (c. 1551–1619) was an English painter active in the later part of Elizabeth I's reign and for most of the reign of James I. In 1604, he was appointed picture maker to the heir to the throne, Prince Henry; and in 1607, serjeant-painter to King James I – a post he shared with John De Critz. Peake was the only English-born painter of a group of four artists whose workshops were closely connected. The others were De Critz, Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, and the miniature painter Isaac Oliver. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Peake the Elder has received more than 99,873 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Peake the Elder is the 1,943rd most popular painter (down from 1,652nd in 2019), the 5,049th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,529th in 2019) and the 117th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Robert Peake the Elder ranks 1,943 out of 2,023Before her are John Opie, Laura Knight, Elaine de Kooning, William Duesbury, John La Farge, and John Sloan. After her are Nevin Çokay, Benjamin Wilson, Robert Reid, Władysław Hasior, N. C. Wyeth, and William Glackens.

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Among people born in 1551, Robert Peake the Elder ranks 9Before her are Maria Anna of Bavaria, Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, Fausto Veranzio, Ğazı II Giray, Giovanni I Cornaro, and William Camden. After her is John Speed. Among people deceased in 1619, Robert Peake the Elder ranks 22Before her are Melchior Grodziecki, Öküz Mehmed Pasha, Jagat Gosain, Nicholas Hilliard, Richard Burbage, and Olivier de Serres. After her is Samuel Daniel.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Peake the Elder ranks 5,049 out of 8,785Before her are Bruce Robinson (1946), James Jones (1873), Jessie J (1988), Richard Barbieri (1957), Margaret Oliphant (1828), and Val Guest (1911). After her are Steve Jackson (1951), Clive Standen (1981), Roma Ryan (1950), Lady Charlotte Guest (1812), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (1990), and Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst (1762).

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Among painters born in United Kingdom, Robert Peake the Elder ranks 117Before her are William Beechey (1753), Tracey Emin (1963), Jack Butler Yeats (1871), John Opie (1761), Laura Knight (1877), and William Duesbury (1725). After her are Benjamin Wilson (1721), Rebecca Solomon (1832), Thomas Baines (1820), Peter Perez Burdett (1734), Derek Riggs (1958), and William Nicholson (1872).