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Biography of John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694

In May 1617 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 was born.

Before 1652 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Anne Somerset Countess Norfolk 1631-1662.

Around 1658 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (40). Portrait of Frances Cromwell Baroness Russell 1638-1720 (20).

In 1658 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (40). Portrait of Elizabeth Cromwell 1629-1658 (28).

In 1659 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (41). Portrait of Colonel John Russell 1620-1687 (39).

In 1659 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (41). Portrait of Catherine Bertie.

John Evelyn's Diary 1659 April. 05 Apr 1659. Came the Earl of Northampton (36) and the famous painter, Mr. Wright (41), to visit me.

Around 1660 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (42). Portrait of Mary Villiers Duchess Lennox.

Around 1660 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (42). Portrait of Mary Villiers Duchess Lennox.

Around 1660 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (42). Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire 1640-1707 (19).

In 1660 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (42). Portrait of George Vernon 1635-1702 (25).

In 1660 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (42). Portrait of George Vernon 1635-1702 (25).

Around 1661 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (43). Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (30) in his coronation robes.

Around 1661 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (43). Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (30) in his coronation robes.

John Evelyn's Diary 1662 October. 03 Oct 1662. I was invited to the College of Physicians, where Dr. Meret, a learned man and library-keeper, showed me the library, theater for anatomy, and divers natural curiosities; the statue and epigram under it of that renowned physician, Dr. Harvey, discoverer of the circulation of the blood. There I saw Dr. Gilbert, Sir William Paddy's and other pictures of men famous in their faculty.
Visited Mr. Wright (45), a Scotchman, who had lived long at Rome, and was esteemed a good painter. The pictures of the Judges at Guildhall are of his hand, and so are some pieces in Whitehall, as the roof in his Majesty's (32) old bedchamber, being Astræa, the St. Catherine, and a chimney-piece in the Queen's (23) privy chamber; but his best, in my opinion, is Lacy, the famous Roscius or comedian, whom he has painted in three dresses, as a gallant, a Presbyterian minister, and a Scotch highlander in his plaid. It is in his Majesty's (32) dining room at Windsor Castle. He had at his house an excellent collection, especially that small piece of Correggio, Scotus of de la Marca, a design of Paulo; and, above all, those ruins of Polydore, with some good agates and medals, especially a Scipio, and a Cæsar's head of gold.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646 (30). Portrait of the future Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (11).

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

Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676 (21). Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (34) in his Garter Robes.

Around 1661 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (43). Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (30) in his coronation robes.

Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

Before 1687 Pieter Borsseler Painter 1634-1687. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705.

Around 1663 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (44). Portrait of Eleanor Needham Baroness Byron 1627-1664 (36) depicted as Saint Catherine of Alexandria in a guise probably intended to flatter Charles II's Queen, Catherine of Braganza (24). Accordingly she carries the martyr's palm branch and leans upon a wheel. The sitter looks to two putti in the upper left, one of whom holds a wreath of bay leaves above her head. She is wearing a copper-red dress with a richly decorated blue mantle about her arms.

Around 1665 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (46). Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705 (26).

Around 1670 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696 (37). Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705 (31).

Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705.

Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705.

John Evelyn's Diary 1664 May. 06 May 1664. Went to see Mr. Wright (47) the painter's collection of rare shells, etc.

Around 1665 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (47). Portrait of Johanna St John Baroness St John Lydiard Tregoze 1631-1705 (33).

Around 1669 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (51). Portrait of Henry Howard 6th Duke Norfolk 1628-1684 (40).

Around 1671 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (53). Portrait of Robert Shirley 1st Earl Ferrers 1650-1717 (20).

John Evelyn's Diary 1673 July. 31 Jul 1673. I went to see the pictures of all the judges and eminent men of the Long Robe, newly painted by Mr. Wright (56), and set up in Guildhall, costing the city £1,000. Most of them are very like the persons they represent, though I never took Wright to be any considerable artist.

Around 1675 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (57). Portrait of Grace Wilbraham Countess Dysart 1661-1740 (13).

In 1676 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (58). Portrait of Arthur Annesley 1st Earl Anglesey 1614-1686 (61).

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Thomas Povey Master of Requests 1614-1705.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Thomas Povey Master of Requests 1614-1705.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 when Duke of York.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 when Duke of York.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Elizabeth Washington Baroness Ferrers Chartley -1693 as Minerva.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of George Vernon 1635-1702.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of George Vernon 1635-1702.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of George Talbot 1610-1633. Possibly posthumous since George Talbot died in 1633, and the painting has an inscription "Killed in Battle".

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of George Talbot 1610-1633. Possibly posthumous since George Talbot died in 1633, and the painting has an inscription "Killed in Battle".

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Henry Howard 6th Duke Norfolk 1628-1684.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of John Kennedy 7th Earl Cassilis 1653-1701.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of John Kennedy 7th Earl Cassilis 1653-1701.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford 1661-1737 at Weston Park Weston.

In Jul 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (77) died.