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Portrait of Dr. Haschard, Dean of Windsor (died 1708), John Riley (1646-1691).

Oil on canvas, oval, 73.7cm by 61cm.

Inscribed on the relining: Dr. Gregory Haschard, Dean of Windsor, by Riley.

Dr. Haschard, who is shown wearing the Insignia of the Order of the Bath, was a member of the Order of Little Bedlam, a gentlemen’s drinking club established by John, 5th Earl of Exeter in 1684 and reprised by his son, the 6th Earl in 1705. His fellow Little Bedlam member, the Italian artist Antonio Verrio, portrayed him as a rather inebriated Bacchus, god of wine, on one of his painted ceiling at Burghley.




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