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Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt

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Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt

published by Robert Walton
etching, circa 1647-1660
7 1/2 in. x 5 7/8 in. (190 mm x 150 mm) plate size; 17 3/4 in. x 10 7/8 in. (451 mm x 276 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D36000

Sitterback to top

  • Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt (1589-1645), Parliamentarian army officer and politician; MP for Beverley. Sitter in 8 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Robert Walton (active 1647-1660), Printer and print seller in London. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.

Events of 1647back to top

Current affairs

Putney debaters. Civilian Levellers and parliamentary soldiers discuss a new constitution for the country; discussions focus on drafted proposals from both groups with Commissary-General Henry Ireton attempting to moderate the Levellers's radical Agreement of the People.
Scots surrender Charles I to Parliament. Imprisoned at various locations, Charles enjoys relative freedom.

Art and science

Mariner, Sir Robert Dudley, publishes his maritime encyclopedia, Dell' Arcano del Mare with illustrations by Antonio Francesco Lucini. Written in Italian, the pioneering work includes cartography by Dudley of the earliest printed sea atlas of the world.
Anglo-Dutch portrait painter, Daniel Mytens, Van Dyck's predecessor as court painter, dies.


Released from the Tower, George Monck, Duke of Albemarle, is appointed commander of Parliament's forces in eastern Ulster.
The Irish Confederate suffer resounding defeats at the battles of Dungan's Hill and Knocknanauss against English Parliamentary forces.

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Professor Barbara English

19 November 2017, 11:20

D36000 is printed in mirror image, because the mouth of the River Hull is to the left (west) of the church and town instead of to the right (east). The print is the same as D26937, except for this reversal. The view of the town of Hull is ultimately derived from Wenceslas Hollar's view and map of Hull c.1638. I am intrigued that the earlier print got it wrong. The copper plate of the Hollar has recently been found and is in the British Library map room. That does not of course include Sir John Hotham or any portrait but might be of interest.