Biography of John Riley 1646-1691

John Riley 1646-1691 is in Painters.

In 1646 John Riley was born to William Riley.

Around 1661 John Riley (age 15) studied under Gilbert Soest (age 56) from whom he learned a style of portraiture which rendered his portraits noteworthy.

Before 29 Jan 1663. John Riley (age 17). Portrait of Bishop Robert Sanderson (age 75).

Bishop Robert Sanderson: On 19 Sep 1587 he was born. Evelyn's Diary. 18 Dec 1659. Preached that famous divine, Dr. Sanderson (since Bishop of Lincoln), now eighty years old, on Jer. xxx. 13, concerning the evil of forsaking God. In 1660 he was appointed Bishop of Lincoln. On 29 Jan 1663 he died.

Before 25 Jul 1667, the date he was buried at Westminster Abbey [Map], [his father] William Riley died.

Around 1670. John Riley (age 24). Portrait of James Scott 1st Duke Monmouth 1st Duke Buccleuch (age 20).

Around 1680 John Riley (age 34) was assisted by John Closterman (age 20) who finished several of Riley's pictures after his death.

Before 16 May 1680. John Riley (age 34) and John Closterman (age 20). Portrait of William Blackett 1st Baronet (age 59).

In 1681 John Closterman (age 21) travelled to England where he worked for John Riley (age 35) being resposible for painting the draperies in Riley's portraits.

In 1682. John Riley (age 36). Portrait of Mary Morice Lady Carew (age 11).

Mary Morice Lady Carew: In or before 1671 she was born to William Morice 1st Baronet and Gertrude Bampfylde Lady Morice. Before 1682 John Carew 3rd Baronet and she were married. She by marriage Lady Carew of Antony in Cornwall. The difference in their ages was 35 years. Around Jun 1698 Mary Morice Lady Carew died.

Around 1682. John Riley (age 36). Portrait of Elias Ashmole (age 64).

Before 21 Jul 1683. John Riley (age 37). Portrait of William Russell (age 43).

Before 1685. John Riley (age 38). Portrait of Harbottle Grimston 2nd Baronet (age 81).

Before 1685. John Riley (age 38). Portrait of Francis North 1st Baron Guildford (age 47).

Around 1685. John Riley (age 39). Portrait of Alice Sherard Baroness Brownlow (age 26).

Around 1685. John Riley (age 39). Believed to be a portrait of Frances Windebank (age 39) wife of Edward Hales 3rd Baronet (age 40).

Frances Windebank: In 1646 she was born to Francis Windebank. On 12 Jul 1669 Edward Hales 3rd Baronet and she were married at St Andrew's Church, Holborn. In 1693 she died.

Around 1685 John Closterman (age 25) and John Riley (age 39). Portrait of William Brownlow 4th Baronet (age 19).

Around 1685 John Closterman (age 25) and John Riley (age 39). Portrait of Dorothy Mason Baroness Brownlow (age 18).

Around 1685 John Closterman (age 25) and John Riley (age 39). Portrait of John Brownlow 3rd Baronet (age 25).

Around 1685. John Riley (age 39). Portrait of Charles Fanshawe 4th Viscount Fanshawe (age 42).

Charles Fanshawe 4th Viscount Fanshawe: In 1643 he was born to Thomas Fanshawe 1st Viscount Fanshawe and Elizabeth Cockayne Viscountess Fanshawe. On 18 Oct 1687 Evelyn Fanshawe 3rd Viscount Fanshawe died in Aleppo, Syria. He was buried at Ware, Hertfordshire. His uncle Charles Fanshawe 4th Viscount Fanshawe succeeded 4th Viscount Fanshawe. In 1710 Charles Fanshawe 4th Viscount Fanshawe died. His brother Simon Fanshawe 5th Viscount Fanshawe succeeded 5th Viscount Fanshawe.

Before 16 Apr 1685. John Riley (age 39). Portrait of Thomas Otway (deceased).

In 1687. John Riley (age 41). Portrait of Elias Ashmole (age 69).

Around 1687. John Riley (age 41). Portrait of Edmund Waller (age 80).

Around 1687. John Riley (age 41). Portrait of Sarah Evelyn Viscountess Fanshawe and Castleton (age 45).

In 1689. John Riley (age 43). Portrait of Robert Boyle (age 62).

In 1689 John Riley (age 43) was appointed Principal In Ordinary jointly with Godfrey Kneller (age 42).

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

Mary Lake: On 18 Jul 1668 she was born to Thomas Lake and Rebecca Langham. On 02 Feb 1695 James Brydges 1st Duke Chandos and she were married. On 15 Sep 1712 Mary Lake died. She was buried at Chandos Mausoleum Church of St Lawrence Whitchurch Lane Little Stanmore.

Around 1690. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of Barbara Belasyse.

Barbara Belasyse: She was born to Henry Belasyse and Grace Barton. Before 23 Jan 1671 Walter Strickland and she were married. On 12 Sep 1708 Barbara Belasyse died.

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of Orlando Bridgeman 1st Baronet.

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of John Carew 3rd Baronet (age 55).

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of Frances Cromwell Baroness Russell (age 52).

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of Catherine Vernon (age 27).

Catherine Vernon: Around 1663 she was born to Thomas Vernon and Anne Weston. In or after 1682 George Vernon and she were married. The difference in their ages was 28 years. On 21 Oct 1710 Catherine Vernon died.

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of Josiah Child (age 59).

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of Alice Sherard Baroness Brownlow (age 31).

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of John Dryden (age 59).

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of Henry St John 1st Viscount St John (age 38).

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of John Sherard 1st Baronet (age 28).

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of Elizabeth Sherard (age 11).

Elizabeth Sherard: In 1679 she was born to Bennet Sherard 2nd Baron Sherard. Before 1688 Edward Ingram 2nd Viscount Irvine and she were married. On 27 May 1696 John Noel and she were married. In 1747 Elizabeth Sherard died.

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of Thomas Vernon (age 59).

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of Anne Morice Lady Pole (age 37).

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of Anne Weston (age 50).

Anne Weston: In 1640 she was born to Henry Weston MP. On 13 Dec 1660 Thomas Vernon and she were married. The had six sons and nine daughters. On 24 Feb 1702 she died.

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of Bishop Nathaniel Crew 3rd Baron Crew (age 57).

Before 1691. John Riley (age 44). Portrait of John Crewe of Utkinton (age 49).

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

After Mar 1691 John Closterman (age 31) completed a number of unfinished works of John Riley (deceased) bringing him to the attention of Charles Seymour 6th Duke Somerset (age 28) who then commissioned him to complete a number of paintings.