Biography of John Michael Wright 1617-1694

John Michael Wright 1617-1694 is in Painters.

In May 1617 John Michael Wright was born.

Before 1652 John Michael Wright (age 34). Portrait of Anne Somerset Countess Norfolk (age 20).

Around 1657 John Michael Wright (age 39). Portrait of Mary Cromwell Countess Fauconberg (age 20).

Around 1657 John Michael Wright (age 39). Portrait of Thomas Povey (age 43).

In 1658 John Michael Wright (age 40). Portrait of Elizabeth Cromwell (age 28).

Elizabeth Cromwell: On 02 Jul 1629 she was born to Oliver Cromwell and Elizabeth Bourchier. On 13 Jan 1646 John Claypole and she were married. She the daughter of Oliver Cromwell and Elizabeth Bourchier. On 02 Aug 1658 Elizabeth Cromwell died. On 10 Aug 1658 Elizabeth Cromwell was buried in the King Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey.

Around 1658 John Michael Wright (age 40). Portrait of Frances Cromwell Baroness Russell (age 20).

In 1659 John Michael Wright (age 41). Portrait of Catherine Bertie.

Catherine Bertie: She was born to Montagu Bertie 2nd Earl Lindsey and Martha Cockayne Countess Lindsey and Holderness. Before May 1689 Robert Dormer and she were married. She the daughter of Montagu Bertie 2nd Earl Lindsey and Martha Cockayne Countess Lindsey and Holderness.

In 1659 John Michael Wright (age 41). Portrait of Colonel John Russell (age 39).

After 1659. After John Michael Wright (age 41). Portrait of Mary Fairfax Duchess Buckingham (age 20).

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

In 1660 John Michael Wright (age 42). Portrait of George Vernon (age 25).

Around 1660 John Michael Wright (age 42). Portrait of William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire (age 19).

Around 1660 John Michael Wright (age 42). Portrait of Edward Onley.

Edward Onley: In or before 1642 he and Mrs Edward Onley were married.

Around 1660 John Michael Wright (age 42). Portrait of Mrs Edward Onley.

Around 1660 John Michael Wright (age 42). Portrait of Margaret Onley (age 18).

Around 1660 John Michael Wright (age 42). Portrait of Margaret Onley (age 18).

Around 1660 John Michael Wright (age 42). Portrait of George Vernon (age 25).

Around 1660 John Michael Wright (age 42). Portrait of Mary Villiers Duchess Lennox.

1661 John Michael Wright (age 43). Portrait of Frederick Cornwallis 1st Baron Cornwallis (age 49).

Around 1661 John Michael Wright (age 43). Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 30) in his coronation robes.

Around 1661 John Michael Wright (age 43). Portrait of William Cunningham 8th Earl Glencairn.

William Cunningham 8th Earl Glencairn: In 1575 he was born to James Cunningham 7th Earl Glencairn. Before 1610 William Cunningham 8th Earl Glencairn and Jean Kerr Countess Glencairn. In 1630 he died. His son William Cunningham 9th Earl Glencairn succeeded 9th Earl Glencairn. In 1630 James Cunningham 7th Earl Glencairn died. His son William Cunningham 8th Earl Glencairn succeeded 8th Earl Glencairn.

Before 1662 John Michael Wright (age 44). Portrait of Bishop Brian Duppa (age 72).

Around 1662 John Michael Wright (age 44). Portrait of Susannah Hamilton Countess Cassilis (age 29).

Susannah Hamilton Countess Cassilis: In 1633 she was born to James Hamilton 1st Duke Hamilton and Mary Feilding Duchess Hamilton. In Dec 1668 John Kennedy 7th Earl Cassilis and she were married. She by marriage Countess Cassilis. The difference in their ages was 20 years. She the daughter of James Hamilton 1st Duke Hamilton and Mary Feilding Duchess Hamilton. He the son of John Kennedy 6th Earl Cassilis and Margaret Hay Countess Cassilis. They were half second cousins. In 1694 Susannah Hamilton Countess Cassilis died.

Around 1662 John Michael Wright (age 44). Portrait of Margaret Spencer Baroness Arundel Wardour (age 34).

Margaret Spencer Baroness Arundel Wardour: On 19 Jul 1627 she was born to William Spencer 2nd Baron Spencer and Penelope Wriothesley Baroness Spencer Wormleighton. In or before 1658 Robert Lucy and she were married. They were second cousin once removed. In or before 1661 Thomas Arundell 4th Baron Arundel and she were married. She by marriage Baroness Arundel Wardour in Wiltshire. They were second cousin once removed. On 23 Dec 1704 Margaret Spencer Baroness Arundel Wardour died.

Around 1662 John Michael Wright (age 44). Portrait of John Robinson 1st Baronet (age 46).

Around 1662 John Michael Wright (age 44). Portrait of Charles Cornwallis 2nd Baron Cornwallis (age 30).

Charles Cornwallis 2nd Baron Cornwallis: In 1632 he was born to Frederick Cornwallis 1st Baron Cornwallis and Elizabeth Ashburnham. Before 28 Dec 1655 Charles Cornwallis 2nd Baron Cornwallis and Margaret Playstead were married. In Jan 1662 Frederick Cornwallis 1st Baron Cornwallis died of apoplexy. His son Charles Cornwallis 2nd Baron Cornwallis succeeded 2nd Baron Cornwallis. On 13 Apr 1673 Charles Cornwallis 2nd Baron Cornwallis died. His son Charles Cornwallis 3rd Baron Cornwallis succeeded 3rd Baron Cornwallis.

Pepy's Diary. 18 Jun 1662.Thence to Wright's (age 45), the painter's: but, Lord! the difference that is between their two works.

Evelyn's Diary. 03 Oct 1662. Visited Mr. Wright (age 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 [Map], as the roof in his Majesty's (age 32) old bedchamber, being Astræa, the St. Catherine, and a chimney-piece in the Queen's (age 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 (age 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 1664 John Michael Wright (age 46). Portrait of William Bruce 1st Baronet (age 34).

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

Around 1665 John Michael Wright (age 47). Portrait of Joanna Granville (age 29).

Joanna Granville: On 30 Sep 1635 she was born to Bevil Grenville and Grace Smith. She was baptised on 14 Oct 1635. On 29 Sep 1653 Colonel Richard Thornhill and she were married at St Clement Danes Church. On 07 Jan 1709 Joanna Granville died.

Around 1665 John Michael Wright (age 47). Portrait of Murdough O'Brien 1st Earl Inchiquin (age 51).

Around 1665 John Michael Wright (age 47). Portrait of Johanna St John Baroness St John Lydiard Tregoze (age 33).

Around 1665 John Michael Wright (age 47). Portrait of John Dryden (age 33).

Pepy's Diary. 09 Apr 1667. So home to dinner, and after dinner I took coach and to the King's house, and by and by comes after me my wife with W. Hewer (age 25) and his mother and Barker, and there we saw "The Tameing of a Shrew", which hath some very good pieces in it, but generally is but a mean play; and the best part, "Sawny"1, done by Lacy (age 52), hath not half its life, by reason of the words, I suppose, not being understood, at least by me.

Note 1. This play was entitled "Sawney the Scot, or the Taming of a Shrew", and consisted of an alteration of Shakespeare's play by John Lacy (age 52). Although it had long been popular it was not printed until 1698. In the old "Taming of a Shrew" (1594), reprinted by Thomas Amyot for the Shakespeare Society in 1844, the hero's servant is named Sander, and this seems to have given the hint to Lacy (age 52), when altering Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew", to foist a 'Scotsman into the action. Sawney was one of Lacy's (age 52) favourite characters, and occupies a prominent position in Michael Wright's (age 49) picture at Hampton Court [Map]. Evelyn, on October 3rd, 1662, "visited Mr. Wright, a Scotsman, who had liv'd long at Rome, and was esteem'd a good painter", and he singles out as his best picture, "Lacy (age 52), 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". Langbaine and Aubrey both make the mistake of ascribing the third figure to Teague in "The Committee"; and in spite of Evelyn's clear statement, his editor in a note follows them in their blunder. Planche has reproduced the picture in his "History of Costume" (Vol. ii., p. 243).

Around 1669 John Michael Wright (age 51). Portrait of Henry Howard 6th Duke of Norfolk (age 40).

1669. John Michael Wright (age 51). Portrait of Magdalen Aston.

Magdalen Aston: She was born to Thomas Aston 1st Baronet and Anne Willoughby Lady Aston. In 1676 Robert Burdett 3rd Baronet and she were married. They had four sons and four daughters. In 1694 Magdalen Aston died.

Around 1669 John Michael Wright (age 51). Portrait of John Belasyse 1st Baron Belasyse (age 54).

Around 1669 John Michael Wright (age 51). Portrait of Magdalene Pulteney.

Magdalene Pulteney: She was born to John Pulteney of Misterton Leicestershire and Margery Fortescue. In 1627 Thomas Aston 1st Baronet and she were married. In 1635 she died.

Before 1670 John Michael Wright (age 52). Portrait of Elizabeth Wilbraham Lady Myddelton (age 16).

Elizabeth Wilbraham Lady Myddelton: Around 1653 she was born to Thomas Wilbraham 3rd Baronet and Elizabeth Mytton Lady Wilbrahim. Before 1675 Thomas Myddelton 2nd Baronet and she were married. She by marriage Lady Myddelton of Chirk Castle. In 1675 Elizabeth Wilbraham Lady Myddelton died in childbirth.

Around 1670 John Michael Wright (age 52). Portrait of Mary Bagot Countess Falmouth and Dorset (age 25).

Around 1670 John Michael Wright (age 52). Portrait of Anne Bruce (age 10).

Anne Bruce: Around 1660 she was born to Robert Bruce 2nd Earl Elgin 1st Earl Ailesbury and Diana Grey Countess Elgin and Ailesbury. In 1672 William Rich 2nd Baronet and she were married. She the daughter of Robert Bruce 2nd Earl Elgin 1st Earl Ailesbury and Diana Grey Countess Elgin and Ailesbury. Before 1717 Anne Bruce died.

Around 1671 John Michael Wright (age 53). Portrait of Thomas Myddelton 2nd Baronet (age 20).

Around 1671 John Michael Wright (age 53). Portrait of Robert Shirley 1st Earl Ferrers (age 20).

Around 1672 John Michael Wright (age 54). Portrait of Prince Rupert Palatinate Simmern 1st Duke Cumberland (age 52).

Evelyn's Diary. 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 (age 56), and set up in Guildhall [Map], 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 1674 John Michael Wright (age 56). Portrait of Elizabeth Somerset Marchioness Powis (age 39).

Around 1675 John Michael Wright (age 57). Portrait of Grace Wilbraham Countess Dysart (age 13).

Grace Wilbraham Countess Dysart: After 05 Jun 1661 she was born to Thomas Wilbraham 3rd Baronet and Elizabeth Mytton Lady Wilbrahim in Weston Park, Staffordshire. On 30 Sep 1680 Lionel Tollemache 3rd Earl Dysart and she were married. She by marriage Countess Dysart. He the son of Lionel Tollemache 3rd Baronet and Elizabeth Murray Duchess Lauderdale. On 30 Apr 1740 Grace Wilbraham Countess Dysart died.

Around 1675 John Michael Wright (age 57). Portrait of Mrs Salesbury with her Grandchildren Edward and Elizabeth Bagot

Elizabeth Thelwall: Charles Salusbury and she were married.

Elizabeth Bagot Countess Uxbridge: On 03 Mar 1674 she was born to Walter Bagot 3rd Baronet and Jane Salusbury. The date improbable since her elder brother was apparently born two months before. On 07 Jun 1739 Henry Paget 1st Earl Uxbridge and she were married. She by marriage Countess Uxbridge.

Around 1675 John Michael Wright (age 57). Portrait of George "Hanging Judge" Jeffreys 1st Baron Jeffreys (age 29).

In 1676 John Michael Wright (age 58). Portrait of Arthur Annesley 1st Earl Annesley (age 61).

In 1676 John Michael Wright (age 58). Portrait of Francisca Postuma Leigh (age 36).

Francisca Postuma Leigh: In 1640 she was born to Reverend Thomas Legh. In Apr 1656 Richard Brooke 2nd Baronet and she were married at Frodsham.

In 1676 John Michael Wright (age 58). Portrait of John Crewe of Utkinton (age 34).

Before 1694. Circle of John Michael Wright (age 76). Portrait of Margaret Hay Countess Cassilis.

Margaret Hay Countess Cassilis: She was born to William Hay 10th Earl Erroll and Anne Lyon Countess Erroll. On 04 Feb 1638 Henry Ker and she were married. She the daughter of William Hay 10th Earl Erroll and Anne Lyon Countess Erroll. He the son of Robert Ker 1st Earl Roxburghe and Jean Drummond Countess Roxburghe. On 15 Mar 1644 John Kennedy 6th Earl Cassilis and she were married. She by marriage Countess Cassilis. She the daughter of William Hay 10th Earl Erroll and Anne Lyon Countess Erroll. They were second cousin once removed. In 1695 Margaret Hay Countess Cassilis died.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright (age 76). Portrait of John Kennedy 7th Earl Cassilis (age 40).

John Kennedy 7th Earl Cassilis: In Nov 1653 he was born to John Kennedy 6th Earl Cassilis and Margaret Hay Countess Cassilis. In Apr 1668 John Kennedy 6th Earl Cassilis died. His son John Kennedy 7th Earl Cassilis succeeded 7th Earl Cassilis. On 23 Jul 1701 John Kennedy 7th Earl Cassilis died. His grandson John Kennedy 8th Earl Cassilis succeeded 8th Earl Cassilis.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright (age 76). Portrait of George Vernon (age 58).

Before 1694 John Michael Wright (age 76). Portrait of Robert Vyner 1st Baronet and Mary Whitchurch Lady Vyner and their children.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright (age 76). Portrait of Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford (age 32) at Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford: On 05 Jun 1661 she was born to Thomas Wilbraham 3rd Baronet and Elizabeth Mytton Lady Wilbrahim in Weston Park, Staffordshire. On 20 Apr 1681 Richard Newport 2nd Earl Bradford and she were married. He the son of Francis Newport 1st Earl Bradford and Diana Russell Countess Bradford. On 19 Sep 1708 Francis Newport 1st Earl Bradford died at Twickenham, Richmond. His son Richard Newport 2nd Earl Bradford succeeded 2nd Earl Bradford, 2nd Viscount Newport of Bradford in Shropshire, 3rd Baron Newport of High Ercall in Shropshire. She by marriage Countess Bradford. On 03 Dec 1737 Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford died in High Ercall, Shropshire. She was buried in Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright (age 76). Portrait of George Talbot. Possibly posthumous since George Talbot died in 1633, and the painting has an inscription "Killed in Battle".

George Talbot: In 1610 he was born to Sharington Talbot and Mary Washbourne. On 27 Jun 1633 George Talbot died.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright (age 76). Portrait of Elizabeth Washington Baroness Ferrers Chartley as Minerva.

Elizabeth Washington Baroness Ferrers Chartley: She was born to Laurence Washington. On 28 Dec 1671 Robert Shirley 1st Earl Ferrers and she were married. In 1677 Robert Shirley 1st Earl Ferrers abeyance terminated 14th Baron Ferrers of Chartley. She by marriage Baroness Ferrers of Chartley. On 02 Oct 1693 Elizabeth Washington Baroness Ferrers Chartley died.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright (age 76). Portrait of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 60) when Duke of York.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright (age 76). Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland (age 53).

Before 1694 John Michael Wright (age 76). Portrait of Henry Howard 6th Duke of Norfolk.

In Jul 1694 John Michael Wright (age 77) died.