The Rev James Creighton

 
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image ch1996-104

Object

Painting

Title

The Rev James Creighton

Production date

c.1815-1816

Material

Oil
Canvas

Dimensions

Length: 90.5cm
width: 70.75cm

Description

Oil painting, portrait of a man, by John Renton, wearing a clerical collar with preaching tabs and holding a book. Probably of Rev. James Creighton.

Creighton was one of John Wesley's principal ministers living and preaching in Hackney. One of his daughters, Jane (see CH 1996.32), married George Loddiges (see CH 1996.106) manager of the famous plant nursery in Hackney. Creigton’s son married Jane Renton, the sister of the artist.

This painting was originally accessioned as a portrait of Mr Conrad Loddiges.

Production person

Renton, John

Production person note

Renton was the son of Conrad Loddiges's head gardener and lived in Hoxton. He exhibited with the Royal Academy from 1799 - 1840, submitting some 40 pictures. He specialised in portraits of religious nonconformists.

Credit line

John Renton

Associated place

Hackney

Object number

CH 1996.104

On display?

No
 

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