Sir John Finet

1 portrait of Sir John Finet

Sir John Finet, copy by George Perfect Harding, after  Unknown artist, (circa 1609) - NPG 2404 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir John Finet

copy by George Perfect Harding, after Unknown artist
watercolour, (circa 1609)
11 1/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (282 mm x 216 mm)
Purchased, 1929
Primary Collection
NPG 2404


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  • Sir John Finet (1571-1641), Master of the Ceremonies. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistsback to top

  • George Perfect Harding (1779 or 1780-1853), Portrait painter, copyist and antiquary. Artist associated with 171 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Unknown artist. Artist associated with 6408 portraits.

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Historian and poet, Samuel Daniel, completes the last book of his epic poem, Civil Wars, a history of the hostilities between the royal houses of Lancaster and York. It was one of Daniel's greatest literary achievements. Cornelius Drebbel invents the thermostat.

International

Promoted by administrator, Sir William Parsons, in the aftermath of the Nine Years' War, the Plantation of Ulster encourages English and Scottish Protestants to settle in Ireland and establish towns on land confiscated from Irish Catholics. English castaways, destined for Virginia, are shipwrecked on Bermuda to become its first colonizers.

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