Robert Abbot

1 portrait of Robert Abbot

Robert Abbot, by Francis Delaram, published by  John Sudbury, and published by  George Humble, after  Unknown artist, circa 1617-1618 - NPG D20860 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert Abbot

by Francis Delaram, published by John Sudbury, and published by George Humble, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1617-1618
7 in. x 4 3/8 in. (178 mm x 110 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D20860


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Sitterback to top

  • Robert Abbot (1560-1617), Bishop of Salisbury. Sitter in 14 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Francis Delaram (1590-1627). Artist associated with 57 portraits.
  • George Humble (died 1640), Printseller. Artist associated with 15 portraits.
  • John Sudbury (active 1599-1618), Print publisher. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
  • Unknown artist. Artist associated with 6408 portraits.

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Events of 1617back to top

Current affairs

Robert Carey, Earl of Monmouth is made Chamberlain to Prince Charles. Petitions from Catholics persuade James I to permit certain types of recreation on Sundays. However, the king's subsequent declaration of sports angers Puritans who advocated for appropriate and strict observance of the sabbath.

Art and science

Physician and Rosicrucian, Robert Fludd, begins to publish his philosophical work, Utriusque cosmi. Extensively illustrated with mystic emblems, Fludd's neoplatonist metaphysics suggested a complex relationship between the spiritual and physical world, prompting attacks from leading scholars.

International

Incited by Charles d'Albert, Duke of Luynes, Constable of France, the seventeen-year-old French king, Louis XIII, forces his mother Marie de Medici who has held de facto power, into retirement and has her favourite, Concino Concini, assassinated.

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