attributed to Thomas Flatman
oil on canvas, circa 1660
22 1/2 in. x 18 1/4 in. (572 mm x 464 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Flatman (1635-1688), Miniature painter and poet. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Thomas Flatman (1635-1688), Miniature painter and poet. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Foskett, Daphne, Samuel Cooper, 1974 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 March - 15 June 1974), p. 124
- Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 128
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 220
Events of 1660back to top
Current affairsThe Convention Parliament and Lords proclaim Charles II king after he issues a declaration from Breda offering an indemnity to those who had committed crimes against the crown during the civil war and Interregnum. Charles lands at Dover from The Hague on 25th May to great pomp and ceremony.
Art and scienceDiarist Samuel Pepys starts his diary on 1st January, writing in shorthand. The diary became a unique social document, opening with a brief summary of his domestic situation and the political background.
Dutch portrait painter, Peter Lely, is appointed principle painter to Charles II.
Official foundation of the Royal Society.