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Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

(1578-1640), Lord Keeper

Sitter associated with 12 portraits
A distinguished lawyer and an active member of parliament, Coventry was instrumental in enforcing Charles I's royal proclamations. Appointed Attorney-General in 1621 and Lord Keeper in 1625, he remained personally popular with both the King and parliamentary leaders, acting as a mediator between the two in 1629. He was a strong statesman and an influential speaker, and it was said that he '...had a clear conception of the whole policy of the government both of Church and state.'

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Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) - NPG 716

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
oil on canvas, 17th century? based on a work of circa 1634
NPG 716

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, by Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) - NPG 4815

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

by Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
oil on canvas, 1639
NPG 4815

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, by Simon de Passe - NPG D19182

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, 1615-1621
NPG D19182

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, by Michael Vandergucht - NPG D26942

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, 1713
NPG D26942

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, by Michael Vandergucht - NPG D26943

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, 1713
NPG D26943

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton - NPG D26946

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1741
NPG D26946

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton - NPG D34187

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1741
NPG D34187

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, by William Nelson Gardiner - NPG D26944

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

by William Nelson Gardiner
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D26944

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, by William Nelson Gardiner, after  Silvester (Sylvester) Harding - NPG D26945

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

by William Nelson Gardiner, after Silvester (Sylvester) Harding
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D26945

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, by John Samuel Agar, after  Harold Crease, after  Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) - NPG D34188

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

by John Samuel Agar, after Harold Crease, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1815
NPG D34188

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, by J. Parker, published by  Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after  Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) - NPG D43049

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

by J. Parker, published by Harding, Triphook & Lepard, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1825
NPG D43049

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Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1741 (1741)
NPG D42920

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