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Sir Christopher Hatton

(circa 1540-1591), Lord Chancellor

Sitter in 12 portraits
Courtier and politician, Hatton is said to have attracted the attention of Queen Elizabeth I at a masque. He enjoyed a meteoric rise to power, eventually becoming Lord Chancellor in 1587. He was made a Knight of the Garter and Chancellor of the University of Oxford the following year. Displaced to some extent in the queen's affections by Sir Walter Ralegh, Hatton nevertheless developed a lasting friendship with Elizabeth, who visited him on his deathbed.

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Sir Christopher Hatton, by Unknown English artist - NPG L256

Sir Christopher Hatton

by Unknown English artist
oil on panel, circa 1580
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L256

Sir Christopher Hatton, by Unknown artist - NPG 1518

Sir Christopher Hatton

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1588-1591
NPG 1518

Sir Christopher Hatton, attributed to Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 2413

Sir Christopher Hatton

attributed to Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour, 1848, based on a work of circa 1588-1591
NPG 2413

Sir Christopher Hatton, by Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 5549

Sir Christopher Hatton

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, after 1588
On display in the Room 3 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5549

Sir Christopher Hatton, by Unknown artist - NPG 2162

Sir Christopher Hatton

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, probably 17th century, based on a work of 1589
On display in rooms at Montacute House
NPG 2162

Monument to Sir Christopher Hatton, by Wenceslaus Hollar - NPG D25373

Monument to Sir Christopher Hatton

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, probably mid to late 17th century
NPG D25373

Sir Christopher Hatton, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17244

Sir Christopher Hatton

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1816 (late 16th century)
NPG D17244

Sir Christopher Hatton, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17513

Sir Christopher Hatton

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, August 1822
NPG D17513

Sir Christopher Hatton, by Henry Bone, possibly after  Cornelis Ketel - NPG D17106

Sir Christopher Hatton

by Henry Bone, possibly after Cornelis Ketel
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, August 1822
NPG D17106

Sir Christopher Hatton, by Edward Scriven, published by  Harding, Mavor & Lepard, after  William Hilton, after  Cornelis Ketel - NPG D35578

Sir Christopher Hatton

by Edward Scriven, published by Harding, Mavor & Lepard, after William Hilton, after Cornelis Ketel
stipple engraving, published 24 December 1823
NPG D35578

Sir Christopher Hatton, by Edward Scriven, published by  Harding, Mavor & Lepard, after  Cornelis Ketel - NPG D25371

Sir Christopher Hatton

by Edward Scriven, published by Harding, Mavor & Lepard, after Cornelis Ketel
stipple engraving, published 1 October 1827
NPG D25371

Sir Christopher Hatton, by William Henry Mote, after  Cornelis Ketel - NPG D25372

Sir Christopher Hatton

by William Henry Mote, after Cornelis Ketel
stipple engraving, published 1834
NPG D25372

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Ernest Arthur Hatton

19 May 2018, 21:38

He was Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1. A full-size statue on horseback and armour is in Windsor Castle.

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