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.

Around 1646 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (41) . Portrait Thomas Fairfax 2nd Viscount Fairfax 1599-1641 and Elizabeth Smith .

Around 1647 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (42) . Portrait William Pole 1614-1649 (33) .

Around 1650 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (45) (attribued).Portrait Alice Pulteney Baronetess Brownlow 1604-1676 (46) .

Around 1650 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (45) . Portrait Urith Shapcote Baronetess Pole . Belton House.

Around 1660 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (55) . Portrait of a Gentleman with a Dog, probably Thomas Tipping 1615-1693 (44) .

Around 1660 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (55) . Portrait of William Shakespeare .

Around 1675 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (70) . Portrait of Margaret Hay Countess Roxburghe -1753 .

Around 1679 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (74) (style of).Portrait of Ursula Woodcock 1659-1684 (20) . Belton House.

Before 1680 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (74) . Portrait of Thomas Cartwright Bishop Chester 1634-1689 (45) .

Before 1681 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (75) . Portrait of William Fuller Bishop Limerick.

Before 1681 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (75) . Portrait of John Hay 2nd Marquess Teviotdale 1645-1713 (35) .

Before 1681 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (75) . Portrait of Alice Pulteney Baronetess Brownlow 1604-1676 . Belton House.

After 26 Apr 1682 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (circle of).Portrait of Anna Dorothea Warren 1682-1754 .

On 29 Jan 1663 . John Riley 1646-1691 (17) . Portrait of Robert Sanderson Bishop Lincoln 1587-1663 (75) .

On 29 Jan 1663 . John Riley 1646-1691 (17) . Portrait of Robert Sanderson Bishop Lincoln 1587-1663 (75) .

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 (34) and John Closterman 1660-1711 (20) . Portrait of William Blackett 1st Baronet 1621-1680 (59) .

Around 1685 John Closterman 1660-1711 (25) . Portrait of Alice Sherard Baronetess Brownlow 1659-1721 (26) .

Around 1685 John Closterman 1660-1711 (25) . Portrait of Dorothy Mason Baronetess Brownlow 1667-1700 (18) .

Before 28 Oct 1708 John Closterman 1660-1711 (48) . Portrait of George Oldenburg 1st Duke Cumberland 1653-1708 (55) .

Before 24 May 1711 John Closterman 1660-1711 (51) . Possibly school of.Portrait of Sarah Jennings Duchess Marlborough 1660-1744 (50) .

Before 16 May 1680 . John Riley 1646-1691 (34) and John Closterman 1660-1711 (20) . Portrait of William Blackett 1st Baronet 1621-1680 (59) .

Before 16 May 1680 . John Riley 1646-1691 (34) and John Closterman 1660-1711 (20) . Portrait of William Blackett 1st Baronet 1621-1680 (59) .

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 1617-1692 (64) .

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

Before 21 Jul 1683 . John Riley 1646-1691 (37) . Portrait of William Russell 1639-1683 (43) .

Before 1685 . John Riley 1646-1691 (38) . Portrait of Francis North 1st Baron Guildford 1637-1685 (47) .

Before 1685 . John Riley 1646-1691 (38) . Portrait of Harbottle Grimston 2nd Baronet of Bradfield 1603-1685 (81) .

Before 1685 . John Riley 1646-1691 (38) . Portrait of Harbottle Grimston 2nd Baronet of Bradfield 1603-1685 (81) .

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) .

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) . 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 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) . Portrait of Charles Fanshawe 4th Viscount Fanshawe 1643-1710 (42) .

Before 16 Apr 1685 . John Riley 1646-1691 (39) . Portrait of Thomas Otway 1652-1685 .

Before 16 Apr 1685 . John Riley 1646-1691 (39) . Portrait of Thomas Otway 1652-1685 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

Around 1680 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Elizabeth Tulse 1661-1718 (19) .

Around 1683 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Charles Boyle 2nd Earl Burlington 1668-1704 (14) .

In 1684 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Catherine Sedley Countess Dorchester 1657-1717 (26) .

Around 1685 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Justinian Isham 4th Baronet 1658-1730 (26) .

In 1689 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of William Hewer 1642-1715 (47) .

In 1689 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of John Evelyn Diarist 1620-1706 (68) .

In 1694 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Hortense Mancini 1646-1699 (47) .

Before 1695 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Richard Maitland 4th Earl Lauderdale 1653-1695 (41) .

Around 1695 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Robert Southwell 1635-1702 (59) .

In 1698 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Nathaniel Crew Bishop 1633-1721 (64) .

Around 1700 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Martha Vaughan -1720 .

Before 1710 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Admiral George Churchill 1654-1710 (55) .

Around 1710 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Admiral John Leake 1656-1720 (53) .

In 1711 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Christopher Wren Architect 1632-1723 (87) .

In 1711 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Robert Harley 1st Earl Oxford and Earl Mortimer 1661-1724 (49) .

In 1715 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of John Rushout 4th Baronet 1685-1775 (29) .

Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Peter King 1st Baron King 1669-1734 (53) .

Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Edward Harley 2nd Earl Oxford and Earl Mortimer 1689-1741 (33) .

Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 . Portrait of Louise Kéroualle 1st Duchess Portsmouth 1649-1734 (73) .

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

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

Before 1690 . John Riley 1646-1691 (43) . Portrait of Mary Lake 1668-1712 (21) . Frequently described as 'Mary Lake Duchess of Chandos' Mary died two years before her husband James Brydges 1st Duke Chandos 1673-1744 (16) was created Duke on 19 Oct 1714 .

Before 1690 . John Riley 1646-1691 (43) . Portrait of Mary Lake 1668-1712 (21) . Frequently described as 'Mary Lake Duchess of Chandos' Mary died two years before her husband James Brydges 1st Duke Chandos 1673-1744 (16) 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 (44) . Portrait of Elizabeth Sherard 1679-1747 (11) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Elizabeth Sherard 1679-1747 (11) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Nathaniel Crew Bishop 1633-1721 (57) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Nathaniel Crew Bishop 1633-1721 (57) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Anne Weston 1640-1702 (50) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Anne Weston 1640-1702 (50) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of John Sherard 1st Baronet Lobthorpe 1662-1724 (28) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of John Sherard 1st Baronet Lobthorpe 1662-1724 (28) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of John Carew 3rd Baronet Carew 1635-1692 (55) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of John Carew 3rd Baronet Carew 1635-1692 (55) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Thomas Vernon 1631-1711 (59) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Orlando Bridgeman 1st Baronet Bridgeman 1606-1674 .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Henry St John 1st Viscount St John 1652-1742 (38) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of John Dryden Poet 1631-1700 (59) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of John Dryden Poet 1631-1700 (59) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Frances Cromwell Baronetess Russell 1638-1720 (52) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Frances Cromwell Baronetess Russell 1638-1720 (52) .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Catherine Vernon -1710 .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Anne Morice Baronetess Pole 1653- .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of Anne Morice Baronetess Pole 1653- .

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

After Mar 1691 John Closterman 1660-1711 (31) Completed a number of unfinished works of John Riley 1646-1691 bringing him to the attention of Charles Seymour 6th Duke Somerset 1662-1748 (28) who then commissioned him to complete a number of paintings.