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Satirical portrait of John Williams, Archbishop of York, full-length, standing in landscape with view of Conway Castle in distance to right; in clerical dress with a plumed helmet, a musket over his left shoulder, smoking tinder and prop held with the musket in his left hand, belt with cartridges and pocket across body, on the ground to left, a mitre, to right an ecclesiastical cap.
- Production date
- 1644-1646 (c.)
Height: 245 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 177 millimetres (cropped)
- Curator's comments
- The print shows the archbishop as a military hero, having set aside his ecclesiastical role. It refers to his activities in Conwy where he fled in October 1642 and began to improve the castle, to organise the local militia and to establish sea defences on behalf of the king. It was published in Amsterdam, presumably after Hollar's move to Flanders in 1644, but before Williams's accommodation with the parliamentarians and the fall of Conwy castle in the summer of 1646.
See also Helen Pierce, 'Unseemly Pictures: Graphic Satire and Politics in Early Modern England', New Haven and London, 2008, pp.130-131.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- The register number was incorrectly written as 1853,1009.210
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