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Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, 1st Bt

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Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, 1st Bt, after Cornelius Johnson, (1629) - NPG 534 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, 1st Bt

after Cornelius Johnson
oil on canvas, (1629)
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
Transferred from British Museum, 1879
Primary Collection
NPG 534


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  • Cornelius Johnson (1593-1661), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 138 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.

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  • NPG D18800: Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, 1st Bt (after)

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Current affairs

In Parliament, opponents of Charles I issue a protestation condemning his policies; Charles subsequently orders the Speaker, Sir John Finch, to adjourn Parliament, and after much turmoil, the House is dissolved. Charles I would now govern for eleven years without recourse to Parliament, known as his Personal Rule.

Art and science

Apothcary and herbalist, John Parkinson publishes Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris, the first published book on British gardening, describing over 1000 plants. In dedicating it to the queen, Henrietta Maria, Parkinson is given the title, botanicus regius primarius by Charles I.

International

Philip IV of Spain sends Dutch painter, Sir Peter Paul Rubens as an emissary to open peace negotiations with England. His mission is hailed a success by both countries. While in England he painted several portraits, including Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel. The Treaty of Suza ends the Anglo-French conflict.

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