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Fire Judges


The City of London’s first commissions were portraits of the judges appointed to assess property claims in the wake of the Great Fire of London - the so-called ‘Fire Judges’. These were followed by portraits of kings and queens and of other individuals who had rendered a service which the City of London wished to recognise.

Sir Matthew Hale by John Michael Wright

Sir Matthew Hale, Kt, Chief Justice of the King's Bench (1609-1676)
John Michael Wright
oil on canvas
1670

Sir Hugh Wyndham by John Michael Wright

Sir Hugh Wyndham, Kt., Judge of the Common Pleas (1603-1684)
John Michael Wright
oil on canvas
1670


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