Painting of Judge Jeffreys (1645-1689)

Description
This portrait shows the notorious judge who presided at the Bloody Assizes. The Assizes held at Taunton Castle took place on 18 and 19 September 1685. Jeffreys tried 514 prisoners on those two days and sentenced 146 to be hanged, drawn and quartered.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 74/1991
Simple Name
painting
Medium
oil
Common Name
painting of Judge Jeffreys (1645-1689)
Production Person Surname
Kneller (1646-1723)
Production Person Initials
Godfrey
Production Country
England
Material
canvas, wood
Period Classification
Post-Medieval (AD 1500-1800)
Collection Class
Civil War & Rebellion
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
1665-1689
On Display
Museum of Somerset
Created At
2016-05-07 16:52:25
Updated At
2016-05-07 16:52:25

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