About this object

  • ID:

    51.67

  • Production date:

    Tudor; 1540-1560

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London: City Government: Hil Portrait

  • Rowland Hill ( 1495- 1561) was the first Protestant Lord Mayor of London. Upon arrival in London as a young man, he became the apprentice of a London mercer and became a distinguished merchant and politician, Hill was particularly renowned for his charitable giving and interest in education. He held the post of surveyor-general of the London hospitals from 1559 until his death and bequeathed a dole of 12 pence to every house in the City. He was elected an alderman in 1542 and became Sheriff in the same year.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 637.5 mm; W 456 mm (unframed)

  • Materials

    oil; wood

  • Last Updated

    2017-05-17

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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