The Bpp.s Council.

Method Mezzotint
Published c. 1690
Dimensions Image & Plate 177 x 140 mm, Sheet 186 x 150 mm
Notes Titled below each portait: Sr. Robert Sawer Att: Generall 1687, Sr. Cresswell Levins Iust of ye Com. Pleas 1684, Sr. Geo. Treby Recordr. of London 1683, Sr. Francis Pemberton Kt. Lord Chief Iustice of England 1681, Henry Polixfin Esqr. Councillr. at Law., Iohn Summers Esqr. Councillr. at Law., Heneag Finch Esqr. Solic Gen.ll 1686.

Composite portraits of the counsellors for the seven bishops put on trial in 1688, within decorative oval boarders and scroll work.

On June 29 and June 30, 1688, seven bishops were brought to trial before the Court of King's Bench on a charge of seditious libel. The previous April, King James II had re-issued his Declaration of Indulgence, and on May 4 he had published an order that the Declaration be read out in every church in the country. On May 18 the seven bishops had submitted a petition to the King in which they refused to obey the King's order.

Chaloner Smith 7
Framing unmounted
Price £200.00
Stock ID 30861