Portrait of George Clarke Esq. of Hackney

image CH 1996.105 Portrait of George Clarke Format




Portrait of George Clarke Esq. of Hackney

Production date

c. 1615–1645




height: 75.5cm
width: 63.75cm


Portrait of of a standing man, depicted within an oval surround. He wears a black robe with brown waistcoat, and a large puritan-style white collar. His hair is shoulder-length, grey and straight below a black hat. He has a small neat mustache and a trimmed goatee beard.

From the collection of Alexander Chalmers.

"George Clarke by will dated 1668 left a rent charge of £6 on his lands in Hackney marsh; £1 was for a sermon and £5 were to be divided equally between the parish clerk, the sexton, the 6 women in Spurstowe's almshouses, and 12 poor housekeepers from Church Street and Mare Street. The money was applied as directed in 1824 and 1863. It was part of the rent paid by the lessee of the parish's lands in Hackney marsh until their sale in 1893." From: 'Hackney: Charities for the Poor', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 10: Hackney (1995), pp. 166-172. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22719 Date accessed: 18 April 2012.

Object number

CH 1996.105

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