Tag Archives: John Michael Wright

The Fire Judges: Sir William Ellys

My earlier posts on John Michael Wright’s portraits of the “fire judges” judges are here: https://neiljstevenson.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/john-michael-wright-and-john-evelyn-part-3/ and here: https://neiljstevenson.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/john-michael-wright-the-fire-judges-an-update/ In this mini post I’m simply sharing a photo of the portrait of Sir William Ellys (currently in the Royal Courts … Continue reading

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Pepys’ Diary & John Michael Wright

Previous posts in this blog have looked in some detail at John Evelyn’s diary entries that mention the painter John Michael Wright.  I have been asked why I looked at Evelyn’s diary and not the more famous one by Pepys. … Continue reading

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Late Stuart Painted Ovals & Cartouches – A Guide to Attribution?

Having recently purchased a late Stuart portrait with a painted oval (more on that in a future post) I’ve been looking a bit more closely at painted ovals and cartouches from that period.  I’ve started to ask myself a simple … Continue reading

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John Michael Wright & The Fire Judges: An Update

My last post on John Evelyn’s diary entries that mention the painter John Michael Wright concentrated on Wright’s portraits of the “fire judges” originally painted for the Guildhall.  Since that post a few additional pieces of information have come to … Continue reading

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John Michael Wright and John Evelyn: Part 3

In this final post on John Evelyn’s diary entries that mention the painter John Michael Wright, we jump from 1662 to the 1670s. This is Evelyn’s last mention of Wright in his diary and begins the tragic tale of the … Continue reading

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John Michael Wright and John Evelyn: Part 2

“3rd October 1662: Thence went to visite one Mr. Wright, a Scots-man, who had lived long at Rome was esteemed a good Painter. The Pictures of the Judges at Guild-hall are of his hand, and so are some pieces in … Continue reading

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