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Lord Coventry was a prominent English lawyer, politician and judge. In 1617 he was made Solicitor-General by James I and knighted, and in 1621 he became Attorney General. On the ascent of Charles I in 1625, he was promoted to Lord Keeper. He was created Baron Coventry of Aylesborough in 1628. He was a Protestant and it is thought that his appointment served to quell religious friction following the King's marriage to Henrietta Maria.
Janssen became the King's Painter in 1632, perhaps on the recommendation of Lord Coventry. Fearful of the consequences of the Civil War he retired to Holland in 1643 and finally settled in Utrecht, where he died.
oil on panel
H 67.5 x W 52 cm
gift from Matilda Theresa Talbot (formerly Gilchrist-Clark), 1948