18thc Portrait of Nathaniel Hooke (Jacobite) Soldier 1664-1738
18thc Portrait of Nathaniel Hooke (Jacobite) Soldier 1664-1738
18thc Portrait of Nathaniel Hooke (Jacobite) Soldier 1664-1738
18thc Portrait of Nathaniel Hooke (Jacobite) Soldier 1664-1738
18thc Portrait of Nathaniel Hooke (Jacobite) Soldier 1664-1738
18thc Portrait of Nathaniel Hooke (Jacobite) Soldier 1664-1738


18thc Portrait of Nathaniel Hooke (Jacobite) Soldier 1664-1738

1700 to 1720 British

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NATHANIEL HOOKE (JACOBITE)1664–1738) 1st Barron Hooke Painted around c1720.
(There is another example in the National Portrait Gallery in London / see our last Image for reference)

(The sitter proudly looks towards the artist with his left eldow resting on two volumes of a French Surgical Book titled Script Chirurgien on the spine) He wears his dark blue coat with gold frogging.

Hooke was a Franco-Irish Jacobite soldier, diplomatic envoy for the King of France and a Baron in the Peerage of Ireland.

Born at Corballis in County Meath, he was the third son of John Hooke, of Drogheda and grandson of Alderman Thomas Hooke, of Dublin; his eldest brother was Judge John Hooke (1655–12).Hooke received his education at Kilkenny College.
In 1679 he entered Trinity College, Dublin.After a short period he went to Glasgow University in 1680, before being admitted a sizar at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge on 6 July 1681.
Hooke left Cambridge University as he had Glasgow, without obtaining a degree. He went abroad to join Archibald, Earl of Argyll's forces in Holland. In 1685 he landed with the Duke of Monmouth at Lyme Regis, acting in the guise of his "personal chaplain". When, at the beginning of July, Monmouth advanced into Somerset, Hooke was sent as a secret envoy to London with Henry Danvers to raise an insurrection in the City.

From this point Hooke became a loyal servant of King James II and VII and a Roman Catholic convert. After James's abdication he joined John, Viscount Dundee in Scotland, but in May 1689 was captured at Chester and sent to the Tower of London. He was released on 12 February 1690, went to Ireland, served in the Jacobite Army at the Battle of the Boyne, and then entered French service in the Galmoye Regiment.

In 1702 Hooke entered into communication with the Duke of Marlborough; the next year he was given a command in the Sparre Regiment, and served in the War of the Spanish Succession with the French Army at Flanders and the Moselle. In August 1705 he led a mission to the Scottish Jacobites, and in 1706 he requested French naturalization, before taking part in the Battle of

In April 1707 Hooke again went to Scotland, with Lieutenant-Colonel Lord John Murray, to liaise with the Jacobites. The next year he became a Brigadier-General of the French Army (3 March 1708) and was created an Irish Baron before seeing action in Dunkirk expedition & at the Battle of Malplaquet.

The Jacobite rebellion of 1715 did not seriously involve Hooke; he was in touch that year with John, Earl of Stair KT, British Ambassador to Paris, although possibly only to gather info. On 18 March 1718 he became a Marshal of France.

Hooke married, in 1704, Eleanor Susan MacCarthy Reagh (styled Eleanor, The Lady Hooke from 1708), Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Mary, and had by her one son, James Nathaniel Hooke (1705–1744), 2nd and last Baron Hooke.

The canvas in very good original condition and the frame is original and has been re-gilded due to distress and wear.
ABOUT THE ARTIST : Bartholomew Dandridge (1691 – c1755) studied at Sir Godfrey Kneller's academy of painting and later attended the St Martin's Lane Academy following its foundation in 1720 by John Vanderbank and Louis Cheron.

For more than four decades he ran a successful and fashionable portrait practice in London the highlight of his career was in 1732 when he was commissioned by Lord Barington to paint Frederick, Prince of Wales, on horseback.
In 1731, Dandridge acquired the London studio and house of Sir Godfrey Kneller.
External Height 116.00 cm (45.67 inches)
External Width 95.00 cm (37.40 inches)
External Depth 12.70 cm (5.00 inches)
Stock Code
Oil on Canvas
Signature Left Bottom Corner
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