Sir James Hobart (1436-1507)
British (English) School
Art / Oil paintings
1600 - 1699
Oil on canvas
1260 x 990 mm
Place of origin
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Blickling Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
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The only evidence for the identification of this sitter is the inscription, which is not contemporary. Both the face and dress appear fanciful, and it would seem that it was originally a portrait of an unknown seventeenth century sitter, or of Sir Henry Hobart, which was later baptised as a portrait of Sir James Hobart. The supposed sitter was Attorney General from 1486 until his death in 1507. He was knighted in 1502, and lived at Hales Hall, Norfolk.
Oil painting on canvas, Sir James Hobart (1436-1507), British (English) School, 17th century. A three-quarter-length portrait, seated, wearing black robe and hat, white collar and cuffs. Painted inscription, lower left: 'Sir James Hobart, Attorney General to King Henry VII, Recorder and Member of Parliment (sic) for Norwich 1496'. Attorney General to Henry VII, Recorder and MP for Norwich 1496, and Lord Chief Justice. An imaginary portrait in the dress of a later period, so possibly originally of another sitter altogether. There is a version in the Norwich Civic Portrait Collection.
Bequeathed with the hall and contents by Philip,11th Marquess of Lothian (1882-1940)
Blickling Hall, The Lothian Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist