Christopher Hatton, 1st Viscount Hatton of Grendon (c.1632-1706) Politician and Governor of Guernsey

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Turkey
    City: Ankara
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    In October 1593, Cornelius Johnson was baptised at the Dutch Church, in the City of London. His parents were refugees from Antwerp, although the family originally hailed from Cologne. Johnson may have studied in the Netherlands, but worked in England from around 1618. He married Elizabeth Beck of Colchester at the Dutch Church in 1622. Between 1618 and 1643 he produced portraits on panel and later on canvas, always preferring the feigned oval. After van Dyck's arrival Johnson adjusted his style and even produced some full-length portraits. In 1632, he was appointed ‘his Majesty's servant in the quality of Picture drawer’. Fears of the imminent English Civil War caused Johnson to retire to Holland in October 1643. He died in Utrecht in 1661.
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    People
    Hatton, Christopher, 1st Viscount Hatton of Grendon
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Christopher Hatton, 1st Viscount Hatton of Grendon (c.1632-1706) Politician and Governor of Guernsey
    Date
    1641
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 159.00 cm, width: 113.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Agnew's, May 1949
    Inscription
    insbl; itl&dc below left arm
    Provenance
    Collection of Lord Winchelsea; with Agnew's Gallery, London; from whom purchased by the Office of Works in 1949
    GAC number
    761