A Portrait of Thomas Hobbes, Circle of Isaac Fuller.

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was a graduate of Oxford, a polymath and philosopher, who is considered by many to be the founder of modern political philosophy.

He was tutor, and later companion, to the eldest son of William, 1st Earl of Devonshire, accompanying the young man on a Grand Tour of the Continent in 1610.

It was the beginning of a life-long connection with the Cavendish family.

Isaac Fuller (c.1606-1679) a flamboyant English painter, who trained in France, worked mainly in Oxford and London, painting portraits, religious subjects and large scale history paintings.


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