2 of 19 portraits of Benjamin Jonson
after Abraham van Blyenberch
oil on panel, probably early 19th century, based on a work of circa 1617
14 1/2 in. x 11 3/8 in. (368 mm x 289 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Benjamin Jonson (1573?-1637), Poet and dramatist. Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Audio Guide
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 343
- Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 183
Events of 1617back to top
Current affairsRobert 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.