Sir William Waller
Sir William Waller
by Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
oil on canvas, 1643
29 3/4 in. x 24 3/4 in. (756 mm x 630 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Sir William Waller (1597-1668), Parliamentary general. Sitter associated with 17 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) (1593-1661), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 145 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The tower pictured in the top left , accompanied by the inscription 'Windsor' and the dates 1648 and 1649, were added later, and possibly refer to Waller's period of imprisonment at Windsor Castle.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 639
Events of 1643back to top
Current affairsSigning of the Solemn League and Covenant. The treaty forms an alliance between the English Parliament and Scottish Covenanters. Sir Henry Vane emerges as the leading spokesman of the English delegation.
The Westminster Assembly, comprising of clergymen and politicians, is appointed by the Long Parliament to restructure the Anglican Church.
Art and scienceThe authorised version of Religio Medici (A Doctor's Religion), by Norwich physician Sir Thomas Browne, is published. A type of personal memoir, the work gained Browne a European reputation.
Parliament issues a licensing order stipulating that all books are examined prior to publication, inciting John Milton to write Areopagitica, 1644.
InternationalAged four, Louis XIV inherits the French throne. He would become the longest reigning monarch in European history.
Charles I orders James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, to arrange a ceasefire with the Catholics Confederates in Ireland, allowing Ormonde's Irish troops to fight against the Parliamentarians in England.