Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

1 portrait on display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen), 1639 - NPG 4815 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

by Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen)
oil on canvas, 1639
49 7/8 in. x 39 1/2 in. (1268 mm x 1004 mm)
Purchased, 1970
Primary Collection
NPG 4815


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Cornelius Johnson painted Coventry on at least five different occasions during the 1620s and 1630s. This portrait, in a fine contemporary frame, shows him with the bag of the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, and the mace of the Speaker.

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  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 147
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 48

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