Arthur Capel, 1st Baron Capel

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Arthur Capel, 1st Baron Capel, probably after John Hoskins, (1647) - NPG 6275 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Arthur Capel, 1st Baron Capel

probably after John Hoskins
watercolour on vellum, (1647)
3 in. x 2 1/2 in. (76 mm x 64 mm) oval
Transferred from National Gallery, 1994
Primary Collection
NPG 6275

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  • John Hoskins (circa 1590-1665), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 11 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Putney debaters. Civilian Levellers and parliamentary soldiers discuss a new constitution for the country; discussions focus on drafted proposals from both groups with Commissary-General Henry Ireton attempting to moderate the Levellers's radical Agreement of the People. Scots surrender Charles I to Parliament. Imprisoned at various locations, Charles enjoys relative freedom.

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Mariner, Sir Robert Dudley, publishes his maritime encyclopedia, Dell' Arcano del Mare with illustrations by Antonio Francesco Lucini. Written in Italian, the pioneering work includes cartography by Dudley of the earliest printed sea atlas of the world. Anglo-Dutch portrait painter, Daniel Mytens, Van Dyck's predecessor as court painter, dies.


Released from the Tower, George Monck, Duke of Albemarle, is appointed commander of Parliament's forces in eastern Ulster. The Irish Confederate suffer resounding defeats at the battles of Dungan's Hill and Knocknanauss against English Parliamentary forces.

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