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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. Between 1590 and about 1625, they specialised in brilliantly coloured, full-length "costume pieces" that are unique to England at this time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Peake the Elder has received more than 96,689 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Peake the Elder is the 1,660th most popular painter (down from 1,396th in 2019), the 4,538th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,380th in 2019) and the 101st most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Robert Peake the Elder ranks 1,660 out of 1,421Before her are Eugene J. Martin, Sidney Nolan, Charles Hamilton Smith, Thomas Dewing, Derek Riggs, and Guity Novin. After her are Władysław Hasior, Cecilia Beaux, Thomas Baines, J. Alden Weir, William Duesbury, and Kiki Smith.

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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 21Before her are Stephen Pongracz, Melchior Grodziecki, Richard Burbage, Nicholas Hilliard, Jagat Gosain, and Olivier de Serres. After her is Samuel Daniel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Peake the Elder ranks 4,538 out of 7,765Before her are Hamilton Harty (1879), Darren Fletcher (1984), Anya Chalotra (1996), Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge (1785), Dee Palmer (1937), and Glenn Hoddle (1957). After her are David Seidler (1937), Chris Smalling (1989), Matthew Rhys (1974), Cliff Bastin (1912), George William Russell (1867), and Aubrey de Grey (1963).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Robert Peake the Elder ranks 101Before her are Barbara Bodichon (1827), Gerald Scarfe (1936), Benjamin Wilson (1721), Augustus John (1878), William Beechey (1753), and Derek Riggs (1958). After her are Thomas Baines (1820), William Duesbury (1725), James Thornhill (1675), Peter Doig (1959), Stephen Wiltshire (1974), and Rebecca Solomon (1832).