Monday 30 April 2018

Brian Duppa, bust by John Cheere Codrington Library

The Codrington Library Plaster Busts by John Cheere

All Souls College, Oxford University.

Part 15, Brian Duppa (1588 - 1662).
Bishop of Winchester.

Fellow of All Souls 1612.

He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating BA in 1609.

 According to the list of Vicars in Westham Church he was vicar at this Sussex parish from 1625.Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 1632. He became chaplain to Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset, who as his patron helped him become Dean of Christ Church.

He was chaplain to Charles I from 1634, and tutor to his two sons. He was regarded as a follower of William Laud. He was involved in the approval by Charles I of the manuscript of Eikon Basilike, reading it to the King in Carisbrooke Castle.

Duppa was made Bishop of Chichester (1638). From two years later (marking the start of the Civil War) until death he lived much more quietly at Richmond (as Bishop of Salisbury from 1641), one of the few Anglican bishops to remain in office during the English Interregnum.

In 1660, on the return from exile of Charles II of England to restore the monarchy, Duppa was made Bishop of Winchester, and Lord Almoner. He died two years later.

Lord Almoner (7 July 1660[1]–1662) & Prelate of the Garter (1660–1662)[2]
Bishop of Salisbury (December 1641 –1660)
Bishop of Chichester (13 June 1638 {confirmed} –1641)
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford (1632–1634)

Dean of Christ Church (1628–1638).

Brian Duppa (1588–1662)

Brian Duppa, 
oil on canvas
127 x 104.1 cms

Christchurch, Oxford University.

Image from Art UK



Portrait of Brian Duppa, half length in an oval frame, wearing skull-cap, collar and robes of office; frontispiece to his 'Holy Rules' (1679). Copy of an engraving by Robert White.  Engraving

Brian Duppa

'Holy Rules' (1679). Copy of an engraving by Robert White. Engraving

British Museum

Brian Duppa
Robert White
99 x 62 mm

© National Portrait Gallery, London


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