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FDA-P.2-2010

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Title

Dr Richard Steward

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer

Comments

'Richard Steward was born at Pateshull [Pattishall], Northamptonshire, educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 1608; fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, 1613; prebendary of Worcester cathedral, 1628; prebendary of Salisbury cathedral, 1629; dean of Chichester, 1634, and clerk of the closet; prebendary of Westminster, 1638; provost of Eton, 1640; dean of St. Paul's, 1641; dean of Westminster, 1644; died at Paris November 14, 1651, aged 68, and lies buried at St. Germains.

A white riband, with an angel of gold, as seen in the portrait [at Eton], was accustomed to be placed by the sovereign round the neck of those who were touched for the king's evil. Vide Evelyn's "Memoirs," vol. ii. p. 311.'

[Source: 'A Biographical History of England, from Egbert the Great to the Revolution', Rev. J. Granger, Fifth Edition, Volume II, 1824, p.348-349]
I.D. label on front lower edge of frame.
Richard Steward was the 16th Provost of Eton College, serving from 1639 to 1643.

Description

Content (person)

Content (note)

Half length, in clerical dress

Dimensions

height (sight size): 725mm
width (sight size): 630mm

Physical description

Carved gilt frame

Production

Person

Date

c.1643
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