Portrait of William Chaderton (sic) aged 63 in 1602 (this information is detailed in the Latin inscriptions on the top left and top right of the painting). He was the Bishop of Chester, 1579-95, and Bishop of Lincoln, 1595-1608. He wears scarlet episcopal Anglican clerical robes, and is seated on a wooden chair holding a bible in both hands. The painting however is formerly attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder.
Market Street on a Saturday afternoon, is a sea of faces: young, old, many colours, many races. Most Manchester faces from our collection are portraits of industrialists, members of Parliament, Lord Mayors ... not many show workers or women, or represent the city's increasing cultural mix. A variety of portraits are displayed here showing people with interesting stories to tell. We have asked a contemporary artist to redress the balance, to give another view that celebrates the diversity of Manchester today.
unframed: 78.2cm x 61cm
framed: 87cm x 69.5cm
Place of creation
© Manchester Art Gallery