Jeffrey Hudson

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Jeffrey Hudson

by Martin Droeshout
line engraving, published 1636
2 5/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (67 mm x 55 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D28512

Sitterback to top

  • Jeffrey Hudson (1619-1682), Dwarf and favourite of Queen Henrietta Maria. Sitter associated with 8 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Martin Droeshout (1601-1650?), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 23 portraits.

Events of 1636back to top

Current affairs

The third daughter of Charles I, Princess Anne, is born. She dies aged three of natural causes at Richmond Palace.
Severe outbreak of the bubonic plague closes London theatres. They remain almost continuously closed until the end of the year.

Art and science

Canvases by painter, Sir Peter Paul Rubens are installed on the ceiling of the Banqueting House. Commissioned by Charles I, the paintings celebrate the life and wise government of his father, James I.
The favourite portraitist of James I's queen Anne of Denmark, Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, dies.

International

Scottish army officer, Alexander Leslie, Earl of Leven, is appointed Swedish Field Marshal in Westphalia, and commands forces in a decisive victory over Imperial-Saxon forces at the Battle of Wittstock.
North America's first college, New College, is founded in Massachusetts; two years later, its name would be changed to Harvard.

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