4 of 17 portraits of Richard Hooker
by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, mid to late 17th century
4 5/8 in. x 2 7/8 in. (118 mm x 74 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sitterback to top
- Richard Hooker (1554-1600), Theologian and philosopher. Sitter associated with 17 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Etcher. Artist associated with 540 portraits, Sitter associated with 10 portraits.
Events of 1630back to top
Current affairsCharles I's first surviving child, Charles, is born in St. James's Palace. He is baptised by the Anglican Bishop of London, William Laud, and brought up in the care of the Protestant Mary Curzon, Countess of Dorset.
Art and scienceThe Cottonian Library, containing the greatest resource of Old English and Middle English literature, founded by antiquary and anti-royalist, Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, is confiscated by the authorities.
InternationalPhilip IV of Spain and Charles I sign the Treaty of Madrid, ending hostilities between the two countries. Spanish diplomat, Cesare Alessandro Scaglia, assists with the conclusion of the peace deal.
German, Protestant land is regained from Catholic allies on account of Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years' War.
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