Sir Henry Spelman
1 of 8 portraits of Sir Henry Spelman
Sir Henry Spelman
after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
oil on canvas, 17th-19th century, based on a work of 1628
29 3/4 in. x 21 3/4 in. (756 mm x 552 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Sir Henry Spelman (1564?-1641), Historian and philologist. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) (1593-1661), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 148 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 578
Events of 1628back to top
Current affairsJohn Felton, a professional soldier, assassinates George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.
Lawyer and politician, Sir Edward Coke, leads the demand for a Petition of Right which sets out specific civil liberties while curbing Royal power. After much debate, it is reluctantly accepted by Charles I and passed in Parliament.
Art and scienceAged ten, poet Abraham Cowley writes his epic romance, Pyramus and Thisbe; it would appear in his first publication, Poetical blossoms, 1633, a collection of five poems.
Charles I purchases a substantial art collection from the Duke of Mantua, initially overseen by diplomat, Sir Isaac Wake.
InternationalThe Huguenots surrender in La Rochelle to Catholic royalist forces. Attempts are made by England to assist the city; a final, unsuccessful expedition is dispatched by Robert Bertie, Earl of Lindsey, now head of the fleet since the death of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.
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