Portrait, traditionally said to be Mrs Lucy Hutchinson, 1643 (c)

John Souch

 
Portrait, traditionally said to be Mrs Lucy Hutchinson, 1643 (c)
4 0 c m
 
35cm
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm

Portrait, traditionally said to be Mrs Lucy Hutchinson, 1643 (c).

Oil on canvas, attributed to John Souch of Chester (1593 (c)-1645).

Lucy Hutchinson was the wife of Colonel John Hutchinson, a regicide: one of the 59 Commissioners who signed the death warrant of King Charles I in 1649.

Lucy Hutchinson was a remarkable woman. She was well educated, which was unusual for women in the early 1600s. Devoted to her husband, she used her family connections to campaign for a lenient sentence for him. Following his death, Lucy felt her husband's name needed to be cleared: the biography she wrote to explain his behaviour, 'Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson', was one of the first to be written by a woman. It was not published until 1806, but its success and significance have meant that, today, she is better known to historians than her husband.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
104738
Accession No.
 
NAM. 2006-06-9-1

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