Biography of John Riley 1646-1691

In 1646 John Riley 1646-1691 was born.

Around 1661 John Riley 1646-1691 (15) studied under Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (56) from whom he learned a forcible, straightforward style of portraiture which rendered his portraits noteworthy.

Before 29 Jan 1663. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Robert Sanderson Bishop of Lincoln 1587-1663.

Before 29 Jan 1663. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Robert Sanderson Bishop of Lincoln 1587-1663.

Around 1670. John Riley 1646-1691 (24). Portrait of James Scott 1st Duke Monmouth 1st Duke Buccleuch 1649-1685 (20).

Around 1680 John Riley 1646-1691 (34) was assisted by John Closterman 1660-1711 (20) who finished several of Riley's pictures after his death.

Before 16 May 1680. John Riley 1646-1691 and John Closterman 1660-1711. Portrait of William Blackett 1st Baronet 1621-1680.

Before 16 May 1680. John Riley 1646-1691 and John Closterman 1660-1711. Portrait of William Blackett 1st Baronet 1621-1680.

In 1681 John Closterman 1660-1711 (21)Travelled to England where he worked for John Riley 1646-1691 (35) being resposible for painting the draperies in Riley's portraits..

In 1682. John Riley 1646-1691 (36). Portrait of Mary Morice Baronetess Carew 1671-1698 (10).

In 1682. John Riley 1646-1691 (36). Portrait of Mary Morice Baronetess Carew 1671-1698 (10).

Around 1682. John Riley 1646-1691 (36). Portrait of Elias Ashmole Antiquary 1617-1692 (64).

Around 1682. John Riley 1646-1691 (36). Portrait of Elias Ashmole Antiquary 1617-1692 (64).

Before 21 Jul 1683. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of William Russell 1639-1683.

Before 1685. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Harbottle Grimston 2nd Baronet of Bradfield 1603-1685.

Before 1685. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Harbottle Grimston 2nd Baronet of Bradfield 1603-1685.

Before 1685. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Francis North 1st Baron Guildford 1637-1685.

Around 1685. John Riley 1646-1691 (39). Portrait of Alice Sherard Baronetess Brownlow 1659-1721 (26).

Around 1685. John Riley 1646-1691 (39). Portrait of Alice Sherard Baronetess Brownlow 1659-1721 (26).

Around 1685. John Riley 1646-1691 (39). Believed to be a portrait of Frances Windebank wife of Edward Hales 3rd Baronet Hales Woodchurch and Tunstall 1645-1695 (40).

Around 1685. John Riley 1646-1691 (39). Portrait of John Brownlow 3rd Baronet Brownlow 1659-1697 (25).

Around 1685. John Riley 1646-1691 (39). Portrait of William Brownlow 4th Baronet Brownlow 1665-1701 (19).

Around 1685. John Riley 1646-1691 (39). Portrait of Charles Fanshawe 4th Viscount Fanshawe 1643-1710 (42).

Around 1685. John Riley 1646-1691 (39). Portrait of Dorothy Mason Baronetess Brownlow 1667-1700 (18).

Around 1685. John Riley 1646-1691 (39). Portrait of Dorothy Mason Baronetess Brownlow 1667-1700 (18).

Before 16 Apr 1685. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Thomas Otway 1652-1685.

Before 16 Apr 1685. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Thomas Otway 1652-1685.

Around 1687. John Riley 1646-1691 (41). Portrait of Edmund Waller Poet 1606-1687 (80).

Around 1687. John Riley 1646-1691 (41). Portrait of Sarah Evelyn Viscountess Fanshawe and Castleton 1642-1717 (45).

In 1687. John Riley 1646-1691 (41). Portrait of Elias Ashmole Antiquary 1617-1692 (69).

In 1687. John Riley 1646-1691 (41). Portrait of Elias Ashmole Antiquary 1617-1692 (69).

In 1689. John Riley 1646-1691 (43). Portrait of Robert Boyle Scientist 1627-1691 (62).

In 1689. John Riley 1646-1691 (43). Portrait of Robert Boyle Scientist 1627-1691 (62).

In 1689 John Riley 1646-1691 (43) was appointed Principal Painter In Ordinary jointly with Godfrey Kneller Painter 1646-1723.

Before 1690. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Mary Lake 1668-1712. Frequently described as 'Mary Lake Duchess of Chandos' Mary died two years before her husband James Brydges 1st Duke Chandos 1673-1744 was created Duke on 19 Oct 1714.

Before 1690. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Mary Lake 1668-1712. Frequently described as 'Mary Lake Duchess of Chandos' Mary died two years before her husband James Brydges 1st Duke Chandos 1673-1744 was created Duke on 19 Oct 1714.

Around 1690. John Riley 1646-1691 (44). Portrait of Barbara Belasyse -1708.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Elizabeth Sherard 1679-1747.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Elizabeth Sherard 1679-1747.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of John Dryden Poet 1631-1700.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of John Dryden Poet 1631-1700.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Anne Weston 1640-1702.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Anne Weston 1640-1702.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Frances Cromwell Baronetess Russell 1638-1720.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of John Carew 3rd Baronet Carew 1635-1692.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Catherine Vernon -1710.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Orlando Bridgeman 1st Baronet Bridgeman 1606-1674.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Nathaniel Crew Bishop 1633-1721.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of John Sherard 1st Baronet Lobthorpe 1662-1724.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of John Sherard 1st Baronet Lobthorpe 1662-1724.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Anne Morice Baronetess Pole 1653-.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Anne Morice Baronetess Pole 1653-.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Henry St John 1st Viscount St John 1652-1742.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Josiah Child Merchant 1631-1699.

Before 1691. John Riley 1646-1691. Portrait of Thomas Vernon 1631-1711.

In Mar 1691 John Riley 1646-1691 (45) died of gout. He was buried in St Botolph's without Bishopgate, Bishopsgate.

After Mar 1691 John Closterman 1660-1711Completed a number of unfinished works of John Riley 1646-1691 bringing him to the attention of Charles Seymour 6th Duke Somerset 1662-1748 who then commissioned him to complete a number of paintings..