Biography of John Riley Painter 1646-1691

In 1646 John Riley Painter 1646-1691 was born.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In 1682. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (36). Portrait of Mary Morice Lady Carew 1671-1698 (11).

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

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

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

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

Around 1685. John Riley Painter 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 Closterman Painter 1660-1711 (25) and John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (39). Portrait of John Brownlow 3rd Baronet Brownlow 1659-1697 (25).

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

Around 1685 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711 (25) and John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (39). Portrait of William Brownlow 4th Baronet Brownlow 1665-1701 (19).

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

Around 1685 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711 (25) and John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (39). Portrait of Dorothy Mason Baroness Brownlow 1667-1700 (18).

Before 16 Apr 1685. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (39). Portrait of Thomas Otway 1652-1685 (33).

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

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

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

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

In 1689 John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (43) was appointed Principal Painter In Ordinary jointly with Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 (42).

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

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (44). Portrait of Catherine Vernon 1663-1710 (27).

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

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (44). Portrait of Josiah Child Merchant 1631-1699 (59).

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

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (44). Portrait of Alice Sherard Baroness Brownlow 1659-1721 (31).

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (44). Portrait of Orlando Bridgeman 1st Baronet Bridgeman 1606-1674 (84).

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (44). Portrait of John Crewe of Utkinton 1641-1711 (49).

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

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (44). Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (60).

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

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (44). Portrait of Anne Morice Lady Pole 1653-1713 (37).

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

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

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (44). Portrait of Bishop Nathaniel Crew 3rd Baron Crew 1633-1721 (57).

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

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 (44). Portrait of Thomas Vernon 1631-1710 (59).

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

After Mar 1691 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711Completed a number of unfinished works of John Riley Painter 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.

Around 1691 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711. Portrait of Charles Seymour 6th Duke Somerset 1662-1748 wearing his Leg Garter. Before 15 Oct 1811. Nathaniel Dance Holland Painter 1735-1811. Portrait of Charles Seymour 6th Duke Somerset 1662-1748.